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Michael B. Jordan, now a Hollywood heavyweight, punches up

Michael B. Jordan, now a Hollywood heavyweight, is starring in "Creed II" but is making some of his biggest moves behind the scenes

Reported by: AP [ Published on: November 21, 2018 0:45 IST ]
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NEW YORK (AP) — Michael B. Jordan is now a Hollywood heavyweight starring in the boxing sequel "Creed II." But the 31-year-old actor is making some of his biggest moves behind the scenes.

His production company, Outlier Society Productions, was among the first to embrace the inclusion rider. Jordan adopted the pledge to seek diverse casts and crews just days after Frances McDormand referenced it at the Oscars. Jordan was also influential in WarnerMedia making a similar agreement, making Warner Bros. the sole major studio thus far to sign up.

Jordan tells The Associated Press that he hopes "other studios and other productions will follow our lead and demand the same thing from their sets."

"Creed II," the sequel to the hit 2015 "Rocky" spinoff, opens Wednesday.

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