Creed star Michael B. Jordan is to make his debut as a director on the movie adaptation of David Barclay Moore’s debut novel The Stars Beneath Our Feet.
Jordan will also produce the film along with the author, who will also write the screenplay.
Moore’s hit young adult novel, released in September (17), follows the fortunes of a Lego-obsessed African-American youth using his imagination to stay safe in the Harlem, New York projects following the death of his brother.
“Directing has been an area I’ve wanted to explore for some time now,” Jordan tells Deadline. “The Stars Beneath Our Feet tells a story that really spoke to me, and I’m looking forward to jumping behind the camera. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some very smart and talented directors and it inspired me to take on this new challenge.”