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Michael B. Jordan & Ryan Coogler Join Forces On Camera For Teacher Cheating Scandal + Corey Hawkins' ’24: Legacy’ Gets The Axe After One Season

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Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler are gearing up to shed light on the Atlanta teachers test cheating scandal. And we’re here for it. Get those deets, plus find out why FOX canceled “24: Legacy” inside…

Dynamic (and hot) duo Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler are teaming up yet again for a new project.

Following their success of Fruitvale Station and Creed, Michael and Ryan are reuniting for a film titled Wrong Answer. The project will tell the true story of how a set of Atlanta high school teachers participated in a standardized test cheating scandal in 2013 that rocked the nation. Both Michael and Ryan hinted at creating this film while on the promo trail for Creed. And now, it’s coming together.

“Between the World and Me” writer Ta-Nehisi Coates (script writer for Black Panther comic book series) will pen the script based on a 2014 New Yorker article written by Rachel Aviv. By the way, Coates Black Panther comic series will serve as the basis of the upcoming Black Panther film (that Ryan is directing) that stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan.

Ryan will produce the film alongside Plan B’s Brad Pitt and others.  New Regency will foot the bill for the project.

According to Deadline, here’s what the movie will be about:

"It is not a simple corruption story, by any means. Coogler will direct Jordan in the role of Damany Lewis, a math teacher at Parks Middle School near Atlanta who got caught up in the scandal involving the standardized tests that were part of the No Child Left Behind program that tried to institutionalize higher test scores in schools nationwide. The problem was that the students in Lewis’ school were severely underprivileged; despite the best efforts of Lewis and other teachers, these kids were not making the grades necessary to keep the school from being shuttered. And so Lewis, who in the article was a heroic force for the students of his school and was football, soccer and softball coach and the chess club founder, joined in an effort to cheat the test scores upward. Lewis became part of what was called the largest academic cheating scandal in U.S. history, which saw 11 educators convicted of racketeering. Lewis is a consultant and so is Aviv.”

This is going to be good. We’re sure you all seen all of the headlines about the scandal when ish first hit the fan. So, we expect the film to shed light on all of the behind-the-scenes drama.

In TV news…

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FOX has pulled the plug on spinoff “24: Legacy,” starring Tony nominee and Straight Outta Compton breakout star Corey Hawkins. Apparently, the spinoff wasn’t as successful as the original so it was canceled after one season.

Now, it’s being reported that a possible anthology series could come from the “24” franchise. Hmm…

Should FOX just leave this series alone?

Photos: Getty/FOX




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