Michael B. Jordan and Yahya Abdul-Mateen team up, Lizzo hosting ‘SNL’ and more
Michael B. Jordan and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are teaming up for a new dramatic thriller called I Helped Destroy People, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is an adaptation of a 2021 New York Times article about Terry Albury, an FBI agent-turned-whistleblower who was assigned to work undercover in Muslim communities post 9/11 as the only Black agent at his bureau. Jordan and Abdul-Mateen will produce the Amazon Studios film, with Abdul-Mateen also tapped to star.
Jerrod Carmichael is set to make his SNL hosting debut on April 2, a day after his new special, Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel, debuts on HBO. Gunna will be the musical guest that night, marking his first time performing on SNL. Lizzo, meanwhile, will pull double-duty as host and musical guest on the April 16 episode. It’ll be her second time as musical guest but first time hosting.
The Oscars announced even more presenters on Monday, including Tiffany Haddish, H.E.R, DJ Khaled and Encanto’s Stephanie Beatriz. Previously announced Oscars presenters include Halle Bailey, Ruth E. Carter, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Samuel L. Jackson, Daniel Kaluuya, Zoë Kravitz, Lupita Nyong’o, Tyler Perry, Chris Rock, Tracee Ellis Ross, Wesley Snipes and more. The show airs March 27 on ABC.
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