Simon Beaufoy, who won an adapted screenplay Oscar for the Boyle-directed Slumdog Millionaire and was nominated for the Boyle-directed 127 Hours, is looking to rewrite the script based on the biblical story of a man who lived to be close to 970 years old. Tony Gilroy wrote the previous draft off James Watkins’ treatment.
Jordan is producing through his Outlier Society label, which has a deal at Warners. Heyday’s David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford are also aboard.
Boyle most recently directed Yesterday.
Variety first reported the news.