Michael B. Jordan & Ryan Coogler reteam for Wrong Answer drama

It's my theory that dream teams exist in every form of media. In the realm of comic books you have collaborative efforts the likes of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo (BATMAN), Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie (WICKED + DIVINE), and Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (SAGA) that have served to create some of the mediums most memorable stories of modern times. When it comes to music, there exists a unique synergy in bands like Tool, Rituals of Mine, and Portishead who've helped to shape soundscapes that will ring out for an eternity. I've no doubt that this same logic can be applied to filmmaking groups or duos, such as Tom Hardy and Christopher Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese, and more recently, Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler.

This afternoon, we've learned that both Jordan and Coogler are re-teaming for yet another film project entitled WRONG ANSWER. From what I've gathered, BLACK PANTHER comic book scribe Ta-Nehisi Coates will pen an adaptation of the New York Times articles that details 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.

WRONG ANSWER will mark the fourth time that Jordan and Coogler have paired off on a major film project with one another after films FRUITVALE STATION, CREED, and the upcoming Marvel superhero thriller BLACK PANTHER.

Seeing as the project was just announced, we'll have to wait for more details as they roll in. That said, BLACK PANTHER will prowl into UK theaters beginning on February 9, 2018 which will then be followed by a US release on February 16, 2018.

Extra Tidbit: In the past, Coogler has stated that, Coogler confessed “Films are my outlet for my fears, for the things that make me angry or frustrated, for messages I want to get out.”



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