Danny Boyle to direct Michael B. Jordan in 'Methuselah'

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Tom Cruise was initially supposed to star in the film which has been in development for several years.



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Published: Sat 16 May 2020, 3:45 PM

Last updated: Sun 17 May 2020, 10:07 AM

Filmmaker Danny Boyle will direct actor Michael B. Jordan in the Warner Bros.' project Methuselah.

Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy, who penned Boyle's films Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, will rewrite the script, reports ew.com.

The original concept for Methuselah was inspired by the Biblical figure who lived to be 969 years old, with a focus on his survival skills, but Boyle and Beaufoy will reportedly rework the story.

The film has been in development for several years. Tom Cruise was initially supposed to star in it and Tony Gilroy had written the most recent screenplay draft.

Jordan's attachment to the project was confirmed last year, and he will also produce the film alongside Boyle and producer David Heyman.


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