Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Jordan has options after awards

Michael B Jordan says work has come rolling in since winning at Sundance

Michael B Jordan has said winning awards at the Sundance Film Festival has led to lots more acting opportunities, including a Rocky spin-off and a possible Star Wars role.

The 26-year-old actor collected jury and audience awards at Sundance for his role in Fruitvale Station as Oscar Grant who was killed by transit police at a train station in 2009.

He said: "You win Sundance, you pop up on a lot of people's radar. So it's been incredible. It's a different conversation. Studios, producers, writers, directors - getting to know a lot of people in the industry."

Michael is set to work alongside Sylvester Stallone in a Rocky spin-off film and said: "That's amazing, I can't wait to do it. That definitely is going on."

Chronicle director Josh Trank is considering him for the Human Torch in a Fantastic Four reboot currently in development and there is a possibility he could take on Will Smith's role in the long-awaited sequel to Independence Day.

Michael also revealed he had auditioned for a part in JJ Abrams' Star Wars: Episode 7 but said he didn't get to wield a lightsaber.

He said: "I mean, everybody's going in on this project. They're trying to figure out what they want. That's another incredible franchise. It's pretty crazy! We'll see how it happens. I don't know how I can do everything."

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