EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Michael B. Jordan’s Alexa Super Bowl commercial heralds a deepening association with Amazon and its production and streaming arm Amazon Studios. Jordan, whose Outlier Society TV deal had been at Amazon Studios, has made a new deal that has an exclusive overall pact for television, and a new first look film deal to produce and acquire elevated films that reflect Outlier’s desire to showcase diverse filmmaking talent for Amazon’s growing original movies slate. At the same time, Jordan and Amazon Studios Head Jennifer Salke tell Deadline they will turn the life of Muhammad Ali into a limited series that Outlier Society will Executive Produce with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. Ali’s estate is also involved. The series is being written by Josh Wakely. While Jordan certainly has the ring savvy to play the part, he is too closely associated with his Creed franchise character Adonis Johnson and will find another actor. But he sees an opportunity here to tell from behind the scenes a timely new story on one of his heroes. Related Story Michael B. Jordan, Bruce Springsteen & Timothée Chalamet Super Bowl Ads Most Watched On YouTube “It’s an incredible honor and I bring tons of respect to… Read full this story
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