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Michael B. Jordan Signs Deal with Warner Bros. – The Color Brief January 25

Michael B. Jordan Signs Deal with Warner Bros. – The Color Brief January 25

Through his production company Outlier Society, actor Michael B. Jordan has signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

A press release for the deal states that Outlier Society will focus on “culturally rich storytelling, representative of the global community”.

Jordan established a diversity inclusion rider for his projects in 2018, and the first project under that policy is the forthcoming Just Mercy.

Jordan was last seen in the box office smash Creed 2 and in the blockbuster Black Panther before that.  The latter film is up for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards.

In other news…

Tony winner Audra McDonald will star opposite Michael Shannon in a revival of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.  The Terrence McNally play was first staged Off Broadway in 1987.  McDonald’s role was originally played by Kathy Bates.

Earlier this week, Lil Wayne released the video for his XXXTentacion collaboration “Don’t Cry”. The song is from Tha Carter V, his long-awaited album that was released late last year.

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Black Panther Wins Big at SAG Awards - The Color Brief January 28

Black Panther Wins Big at SAG Awards - The Color Brief January 28

JAY-Z and Meek Mill Launch Prison Reform Initiative – The Color Brief January 24

JAY-Z and Meek Mill Launch Prison Reform Initiative – The Color Brief January 24