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Michael B. Jordan promises to adopt an inclusion rider on all his future production projects

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Michael B. Jordan’s campaign to become the internet’s new boyfriend took another fresh step today; hot on the heels of being both the hero, and the bane, of orthodontically-challenged-but-thirsty teens everywhere, Jordan has now pledged to adopt an inclusion rider on all his future Hollywood productions.

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Specifically, the Black Panther star made a post on Instagram today, stating that any future projects to come out of his Outlier Society production company will pledge to hire at least 50 percent diverse employees, both in front of, and behind, the camera. Jordan is currently serving as a producer and star on HBO’s upcoming Fahrenheit 451, and is expected to serve as a producer on the still-in-the-works sequel to Creed.

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Inclusion riders are hot in the news right now, largely because of Frances McDormand, who used her Best Actress win at last Sunday’s Oscars to push for their adoption in mainstream Hollywood. Jordan is one of the first to put his name behind a promise to use them on his future projects.

[via Variety]

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