'Black Panther' comic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates will pen the script
Watch out, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese, because Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler are back together again.
The Fruitvale Station, Creed, and Black Panther duo are set to reteam for the true story dramatic thriller Wrong Answer, EW has confirmed.
Black Panther comic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates will pen the adaptation of a New Yorker article about Atlanta’s massive standardized test cheating scandal. Jordan will star as Damany Lewis, a real-life middle school math teacher who realized his underprivileged students wouldn’t be able to reach the goals set by the No Child Left Behind Act. To keep his school from being closed, Lewis was part of an effort to cheat the scores. In the end, 11 teachers were convicted of racketeering.
The film from New Regency and Plan B marks the fourth film directed by Coogler — all starring Jordan. In 2013, Coogler made his feature debut with the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Fruitvale Station. He followed the indie hit with Creed, the seventh installment of the Rocky series. Next up is the highly-anticipated Black Panther, which lands in theaters on Feb. 16.
Deadline first reported the news.