Michael B. Jordan, Ryan Coogler to Reteam for Atlanta School Scandal Drama ‘Wrong Answer’

This will be Coogler and Jordan’s fourth film together, with Ta-Nehisi Coates attached to write the script

Last Updated: June 7, 2017 @ 3:11 PM

After working together on “Fruitvale Station” and “Creed,” director Ryan Coogler and actor Michael B. Jordan are reuniting for “Wrong Answer,” a drama from New Regency and Plan B based on the true story of an Atlanta public school cheating scandal, TheWrap has learned.

Based on a 2014 New Yorker article by Rachel Aviv that will be adapted by Ta-Nehisi Coates, the film will see Jordan play Damany Lewis, a math teacher at Atlanta’s Parks Middle School who became involved in a plan to manipulate his underprivileged students’ standardized test scores so the school would not be shut down under George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act.

The scheme resulted in 11 educators being convicted on racketeering charges.

This will be Coogler and Jordan’s fourth project together. In addition to “Fruitvale” and “Creed,” Jordan is also slated to appear in Coogler’s upcoming Marvel film “Black Panther,” in which he will play the titular hero’s nemesis, Erik Killmonger.

Coogler will produce “Wrong Answer” with Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Plan B, and Arnon Milchan of New Regency. Lewis is serving as a consultant on the project.

Coogler and Jordan are represented by WME.

Coogler is also represented by Cohen & Gardner. Jordan is also represented by MGMT Entertainment and Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman.

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