Michael B. Jordan On Balancing Socially-Driven & Commercial Fare At His Outlier Society Studio

Making inclusive movies is organic for Black Panther and Creed II star Michael B. Jordan.

“Its natural for me. Long before the word inclusion became a thing,” said the actor on developing movies at his new Outlier Society production company this afternoon during the Produced By session titled “Content With a Conscience: Social Impact Entertainment Across All Platforms.”

“I dont want it to be just a Black film, but a high caliber piece of work that people dont see that often,” Jordan explained.

Since his breakout role in Ryan Cooglers 2013 drama Fruitvale Station, Jordan said that scripts revolving around “every historical black figure have come across my desk.”

“As much as I would love to play all of them, I cant,” he said.

Jordan and his President of Production Development, Alana Mayo, who was also present on the panel, expounded on their decision-making process when it comes to socially-driven projects and pure entertainment ones.

Recently it was announced that Kung: Skull Island filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts would direct an original monster movie shot in Detroit produced by New Regency and Jordans Outlier Society.

“Starting in front of the camera, from the actors perspective, its all about the heart. Its about wanting to create bodies of work and tell stories that will make people go home and think thoughts that will weigh heavily on their heart,” said the actor.

“We try to balance that as much as you can, to run a company where its not its entire identity but, at tRead More – Source

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