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Warner Bros. Lands Ryan Coogler-Michael B. Jordan Package Following Heated Bidding War

EXCLUSIVE: In a highly competitive situation, Warner Bros has landed a deal with writer-director-producer Ryan Coogler and star Michael B. Jordan for an untitled new movie based on an original script by Coogler.

The project reunites Coogler and Jordan, who have collaborated on the Creed and Black Panther franchises and first made their mark together on the acclaimed Fruitvale Station. It also marks the second project of Coogler and Jordan’s that Warner Bros Film Group co-chairs and CEOs Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy have championed, following their greenlight of Creed III during their time at MGM.

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Coogler will produce the new film alongside Zinzi Coogler and Sev Ohanian through their production company Proximity Media, with Rebecca Cho executive producing for the company.

Not much is known about the film other that it is a period genre pic and production is expected to start in April.

Coogler is repped by WME, Charles King at M88 and attorney Jonathan Gardner. Jordan is repped by WME and Phil Sun at M88.

The De Luca- and Abdy-led film division at Warner Bros Discovery continues to build out an impressive slate of new projects as they carve a path for an array of filmmakers to make their home with the studio. Recent projects announced include Paul Greengrass’ Drowning, based on the bestselling book; Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean Penn and Regina Hall; and Maggie Gyllenhaal’s sophomore feature effort starring Jessie Buckley, Christian Bale, Annette Bening, Penélope Cruz and Peter Sarsgaard.

Recent deals also include a strategic partnership with Tom Cruise and an overall deal with filmmaker Jon Chu.

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