Ryan Coogler And Michael B. Jordan To Reunite Once More For “Wrong Answer”
Scorsese and DiCaprio. Kazan and Brando. Spielberg and Hanks. Those are some of the best director/actor pairings to grace the big screen. Looks like we have a younger pairing that may join their ranks.
Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan will reteam for their FOURTH feature film together after Fruitvale Station, Creed, and the upcoming Black Panther to make a biopic called Wrong Answer.
Wrong Answer is based on a true story about a math teacher named Damany Lewis who got caught up in a scandal involving the standardized tests that were a part of the No Child Left Behind program that tried to institutionalize higher tests in schools nationwide. Unfortunately, the students in Lewis’ school were underprivileged and weren’t making the grades necessary to keep the school from closing. So Lewis joined an effort to cheat their test scores upward. It was said to be the largest academic cheating scandal in U.S. history.
Ta-Nehisi Coates will adapt the script from a 2014 New Yorker article by Rachel Aviv and the film will be produced by Coogler along with New Regency and Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B Entertainment.
This is a very intriguing project. It is not only amazing to see Coogler and Jordan re-team once more but it is nice that they’re using their newfound clout to help get this movie made. They’re both coming off of Creed which was a domestic $100 million hit and with the likely hit Black Panther on the horizon, their staying power in Tinseltown should likely continue.
This could also be Michael B. Jordan’s ticket to a much deserved Best Actor nomination. He’s been on the cusp before with Fruitvale Station and Creed. But we’ll see if the third time is the charm. It is a very complex role of a man who gets his hands dirty but with good intentions. With him and Coogler involved, I’m already interested.
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