Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Michael B. Jordan Partner on ‘I Helped Destroy People’ – Deadline

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (The Process of the Chicago 7) has been added to star in Amazon Studios’ upcoming movie I helped destroy peopleand will co-produce it with Michael B. Jordan, Deadline can confirm.

In the film based on Janet Reitman’s 2021 New York Times article of the same name, Abdul-Mateen II plays Terry Albury, the FBI agent who was the only black agent on his desk charged with infiltrating Muslim communities after 9 /11. Albury became so disillusioned with the war on terror that he released classified documents to blow up the operation, eventually landing him in jail.

Amazon Studios got the rights to the article after a competitive situation. Ben Watkins, who created the Amazon series Hand of god, is on board to write the script. Jordan and Elizabeth Raposo will produce for Outlier Society, under their company’s deal with Amazon Studios, with Abdul-Mateen II for House Eleven10.

Abdul-Mateen II is an Emmy winner who will be featured in Michael Bay’s next Ambulance, scheduled for release in April. He will also soon be reprising his role as Black Manta in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdomand is attached to star in Smell of burnt flowers– a limited FX series based on the novel by Blitz Bazawule, which will produce House Eleven10.

Outlier Society is currently in production on MGMs Creed III, with Jordan reprising his role as Adonis Creed, while directing. Other film projects on the list include Amazon Studios’ adaptation of the anticipated novel You made a fool of death with your beautyMGMs Thomas Crown affair, and Warner Bros.’ live-action adaptation of the DC Comics series, Static shock† On the television side, Outlier’s upcoming projects include Amazon Studios’ Muhammad Ali series, The bestand an adaptation of the YA novel Victories greater than death

Abdul-Mateen II is represented by M88, WME, R&CPMK and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole; Jordan and Outlier Society by M88, WME, R&CPMK and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole; Watkins by WME and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum; Albury by Joshua L. Dratel and Leon Friedman; and Reitman by UTA and Laurie Liss at Sterling Lord Literistic. UTA brokered the deal on behalf of Albury and Reitman.

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