Posted by | Ray Cornelius
NAACP Image Award-winning actor Michael B. Jordan is jumping behind the camera for a new film adaptation of David Barclay Moore‘s debut novel, The Stars Beneath Our Feet.
According to DEADLINE, Endeavor Content has acquired film rights to the project and will be used as a vehicle for Jordan to make his directorial debut. The “Black Panther” star will also serve as the film’s producer along with Moore writing the script and executive producing.
Check out the book’s synopsis below:
It’s Christmas Eve in Harlem, but twelve-year-old Lolly Rachpaul and his mom aren’t celebrating. They’re still reeling from his older brother’s death in a gang-related shooting just a few months earlier. Then Lolly’s mother’s girlfriend brings him a gift that will change everything: two enormous bags filled with Legos. Lolly’s always loved Legos, and he prides himself on following the kit instructions exactly. Now, faced with a pile of building blocks and no instructions, Lolly must find his own way forward. His path isn’t clear—and the pressure to join a “crew,” as his brother did, is always there. When Lolly and his friend are beaten up and robbed, joining a crew almost seems like the safe choice. But building a fantastical Lego city at the community center provides Lolly with an escape—and an unexpected bridge back to the world.
“Directing has been an area I’ve wanted to explore for some time now,” said Jordan. “The Stars Beneath Our Feet tells a story that really spoke to me, and I’m looking forward to jumping behind the camera. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some very smart and talented directors and it inspired me to take on this new challenge.”
RC will keep you posted as this project continues to develop.
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