Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan are reuniting to work on the upcoming film, Wrong Answer. Wrong Answer is based on an article in The New Yorker that tells the story of middle school teachers caught in an epic cheating scandal in Atlanta. The screenplay is being developed from the article and will be penned by Author Ta-Nehisi Coates.
“The story centers on teachers in an Atlanta middle school who altered answers of their students on standardized tests in order to make sure that the kids made good enough grades that the school stayed open.” The Criterion-Referenced Competency Test, were used to determined whether schools in Georgia had met federal standards of achievement due to the No Child Left Behind laws.
Jordan will portray Damany Lewis, a math teacher from Parks Middle School. In the spring of 2006 he played a pivotal role in the scandal. Following students haven taken the test, Lewis andCrystal Draper,a language-arts teacher, went to work. For about an hour, they erased wrong answers while bubbled in the right ones on various student test.
Wrong Answer will mark the fourth time that Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan have worked together following 2013’s Fruitvale Station, 2015’s Creed and next year’s Black Panther.