Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Congrats to “Creed” star Michael B. Jordan. The very talented actor and activist has launched his very own production company, Outlier Productions, and scored a mulit-year first look deal with Skydance Media. According to S&A, Jordan’s deal includes production of original TV and film projects including “Apollo Park,” an scripted series about a basketball player who rises to fame and the affects it has on his family and career.
“Michael is an incredibly gifted actor and storyteller whose proven track record on both the big and small screen together with his boundless ambitions make him an ideal partner for us at Skydance,” said David Ellison, Chief Executive Officer of Skydance Media. “We are so excited to team up with Michael and Eric on ‘Apollo Park,’ a riveting sports drama about courage, perseverance, and family.”
“I love telling true, modern stories and ‘Apollo Park’ – an underdog tale about a very real and very heroic hustler who defies stereotypes and thrives against great odds – has long been a passion project of mine. Eric [Amadio] and I are excited to join forces with the incredible creative team at Skydance to share it with the world,” added Jordan.
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