Jack O’Connell in Talks to Star in Ryan Coogler’s New Movie

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Jack O'Connell in 'Unbroken.'

(Center) Jack O’Connell in ‘Unbroken.’ Photo: Universal Pictures.

Preview:

  • Jack O’Connell is in talks for Ryan Coogler’s new movie.
  • Michael B. Jordan is starring in the film.
  • Warner Bros. snagged the rights to the movie.

Ryan Coogler is keeping the cards very close to his chest regarding his next big project.

While the ‘Black Panther’ writer/director has concocted a new, original movie, we don’t yet know much about it beyond the fact that it’ll star Coogler’s regular collaborator, Michael B. Jordan, and was snapped up by Warner Bros. as a big event film.

The latest update, per Deadline, is that Jack O’Connell, most recently seen in Michael Mann’s ‘Ferrari’, is now in talks to co-star.

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What’s the story for Ryan Coogler’s new movie?

Michael B. Jordan as John Kelly in Prime Video's 'Without Remorse.'

Michael B. Jordan as John Kelly in Prime Video’s ‘Without Remorse.’

The new project began life as a spec script from Coogler, his first in years. But since it’s all still at an early stage, the filmmaker is keeping the plot details quiet for now.

What has been ferreted out at this point? It’s apparently a genre title, and a period piece and might –– stress on the might –– feature a vampire element.

Jordan will be starring, and O’Connell, according to the latest report, is playing the villain.

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Who is making the new movie?

Zinzi Evans and Ryan Coogler arrive at the 14th Governors Awards in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Ovation Hollywood on Tuesday, January 9, 2024

(L to R) Zinzi Evans and Ryan Coogler arrive at the 14th Governors Awards in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Ovation Hollywood on Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Alongside Coogler (who will direct his script), Jordan and now O’Connell, this team includes producers Zinzi Coogler and Sev Ohanian plus Oscar-winning composer Ludwig Göransson, Rebecca Cho, and Will Greenfield, who will work as executive producers as they’re collaborating with Coogler in his production company.

Warner Bros. won out over rival studios and streamers to back the new movie and has already handed down a release date (more on that below).

The cameras are due to start rolling this month so as to have the movie ready in time for next year.

What else are Jordan and Coogler up to?

(Left) 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' director Ryan Coogler. (Right) Michael B. Jordan directs and stars as Adonis Creed in 'Creed III.'

(Left) ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ director Ryan Coogler. (Right) Michael B. Jordan directs and stars as Adonis Creed in ‘Creed III.’

Coogler still has elements from his Marvel work in play, including producing the ‘Ironheart’ series that focuses on the comic book character Riri Williams (played by Dominique Thorne) brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe by ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, and overseeing the ‘Eyes of Wakanda’ animated spin-off of his ‘Panther’ movies.

Beyond that, he was recently announced as one of the producers of a movie musical featuring the tunes of Prince.

As for Jordan, he’s attached to star in the ‘I Am Legend’ sequel and will return to star (and once more direct) in a fourth entry of the ‘Creed’ boxing franchise.

When will the new movie be in theaters?

Warner Bros. has set a March 7th, 2025, release date for the film, so start anticipating more cinematic goodness from Coogler and Jordan.

Michael B. Jordan and Kevin Durand in 'Fruitvale Station.'

(L to R) Michael B. Jordan and Kevin Durand in ‘Fruitvale Station.’ Photo: The Weinstein Company.

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