Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler To Make Movie About Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal
Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler are bringing their filmmaking chemistry again for a new film about the Atlanta Public School cheating scandal.
The movie, Wrong Answer, will be based off a 2014 piece published in the New Yorker. The article, written by Rachel Aviv, focused on one struggling middle school that was caught up in the scandal where teachers altered test scores to meet standards set by the No Child Left Behind program. The scandal led to 11 teachers being convicted on racketeering charges and sent to prison.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jordan will play a math teacher named Damany Lewis. Coogler will once again direct Jordan as he did in Fruitvale Station, Creed, and the upcoming Black Panther movie. Author Ta-Nehisi Coates will write the script.
This same trio is also currently working on Black Panther which is slated to drop in February 2018.