Michael B Jordan expands relationship with Amazon Studios...and with Lori Harvey
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AMAZON STUDIOS AND MICHAEL B. JORDAN’S OUTLIER SOCIETY EXPAND RELATIONSHIP TO FIRST-LOOK FILM DEAL AND AN OVERALL DEAL IN TELEVISION, ESTABLISHING THE STUDIO AS OUTLIER SOCIETY’S HOME FOR ALL CONTENT
First Up, the High-Octane Actioner ‘Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse’
Launching Globally on Prime Video on April 30, 2021
Culver City, CA – February 8, 2021 – Amazon Studios and Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society are expanding on the production banner’s existing deal to now feature an exclusive overall relationship in television and a first-look film deal. Under the film pact, Outlier Society will produce and acquire elevated films showcasing diverse, bold filmmakers and talent for the studio’s ever-growing original movies slate. This deal comes in the lead up to the release of Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, starring and produced by Michael B. Jordan, launching globally on April 30, 2021 on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories.
This 360-degree creative relationship with Jordan and Outlier Society will see cross-collaborations within Amazon's vast businesses, from fashion, Audible to music and more – including the debut of Jordan in Amazon’s Alexa big game ad yesterday. The spot, which played into Jordan's title as People’s Sexiest Man Alive, where he was the body of Alexa, premiered during the 4th quarter of the game.
“We’re excited to deepen our relationship with Outlier Society! Michael, Liz and the team will be key partners in our efforts to showcase compelling, ambitious and addictive content that can reach our global audience. They share our passion for amplifying new and exciting voices with an emphasis on diversity both above and below the line,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “We can’t wait for everyone to see Without Remorse, our next chapter in the Tom Clancy universe – it’s an action-packed thrill ride fans will love.”
"Bringing Outlier Society's slate of film, television and multi-media content all under the same roof is an exciting next chapter for us," said Michael B. Jordan, Outlier Society CEO. "Amazon's global and expansive reach offers us the ability to entertain and engage our audience in innovative ways, while maintaining our commitment to supporting a wide range of stories and storytellers. I'm thrilled to be kicking off the partnership with Without Remorse this Spring."
An elite Navy SEAL uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife in Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, the explosive origin story of action hero John Clark – one of the most popular characters in author Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan universe. When a squad of Russian soldiers kills his family in retaliation for his role in a top-secret op, Sr. Chief John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan) pursues the assassins at all costs. Joining forces with a fellow SEAL (Jodie Turner-Smith) and a shadowy CIA agent (Jamie Bell), Kelly’s mission unwittingly exposes a covert plot that threatens to engulf the U.S. and Russia in an all-out war. Torn between personal honor and loyalty to his country, Kelly must fight his enemies without remorse if he hopes to avert disaster and reveal the powerful figures behind the conspiracy. Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Lauren London, Brett Gelman, Jacob Scipio, Jack Kesy, Colman Domingo, and Guy Pearce.
Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse is directed by Stefano Sollima, from Paramount Pictures, Skydance and New Republic Pictures. The film is produced by Weed Road Pictures, The Saw Mill and Outlier Society. The screenplay is penned by Taylor Sheridan and Will Staples. Producers are Akiva Goldsman, Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec and Michael B. Jordan, and executive producers are David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Brian Oliver, Bradley J. Fischer, Valerii An, Alana Mayo, Denis L. Stewart and Gregory Lessans.
Jordan recently anointed Elizabeth Raposo as President of Outlier Society. The former Paramount President of Production will be responsible for overseeing all production and development aspects of the shingle alongside Jordan. Jordan launched Outlier Society in 2016 with the goal of bringing diverse stories and voices to market. The impressive slate of upcoming projects includes the Denzel Washington-directed feature Journal for Jordan with Jordan starring and producing; Creed III, the third installment of the Rocky franchise for MGM which will see Jordan reprise his role as Adonis Creed, and DC property Static Shock.
About Outlier Society
Founded by Michael B. Jordan in 2016, Outlier Society is a production company developing a wide-range of commercial entertainment and engaging diverse storytellers across all media.
The company is based at Amazon Studios where they have an exclusive deal in TV and a first look in film. In January of 2021, it was announced that former Paramount President of Production Elizabeth Raposo was joining the company as President. In this role she will oversee production and development for all aspects of the business alongside Jordan. Their slate of upcoming projects includes Amazon Studios’ WITHOUT REMORSE based on the Tom Clancy best seller and popular franchise character “John Clark” who appears in over seventeen novels, the Denzel Washington-directed feature JOURNAL FOR JORDAN (Sony Pictures), and CREED III-the third installment in the revitalized Rocky franchise for MGM in which Jordan will reprise his role as “Adonis Creed.” The CREED franchise to date has grossed over 380 million worldwide.
Outlier Society’s additional projects include the iconic DC Comics property STATIC SHOCK which will be produced with Reginald Hudlin, the Danny Boyle-directed METHUSELAH, THE ANCESTOR, a female-driven horror film starring Tika Sumpter for HBO Max written by Kay Oyegun, BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF by acclaimed author Marlon James, 61st STREET for AMC and the second season of RAISING DION which was one of Netflix’s most-streamed shows of 2019. The company’s first project was the Emmy-nominated HBO Films’ adaptation of FAHRENHEIT 451, for which Jordan won a Producers Guild Award.
Representation is key to the value system of the company. In 2019 the Outlier Society Fellowship was founded with the support of the Obama Foundation and My Brother’s Keeper to develop the next generation of media, arts and entertainment industry leaders from underrepresented backgrounds and communities. Outlier Society was also one of the first companies to publicly guarantee an equitable hiring process across all of their business endeavors.
And now for your viewing pleasure...photos of Michael B Jordan and his gorgeous new girlfriend Lori Harvey (yes, Steve Harvey's daughter)