American actor Michael B. Jordan is set to produce and star in Warner Bros.’ Methuselah. The film references the Biblical story of a man who lived to be 969 years old.
Warner Bros. has been developing the project for many years. Screenwriter Zach Dean wrote an early script in 2014, and Tony Gilroy wrote the most recent draft.
Although the film originally wrote the in 2016 with Tom Cruise in mind, Jordan will be taking over.
Methuselah, as referenced in the Book of Genesis, was the son of Enoch. He lived to be 365 years old. The scripts focus on Methuselah’s survival skills.
Jordan will produce Methuselah through Outlier Society, a production company he founded in 2016. He will do this alongside Heyday’s David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford.
Outlier Society was one of the first companies to publicly adopt the inclusion rider. It signed a first-look film deal with Warner Bros. Studios and also a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios earlier this year. There are a number of projects to look forward to. Some are an adaption of Red Wolf, WWII action drama The Liberators, 61st Street for AMC, and the OWN drama series David Makes Man from Tarell Alvin McCraney.