MICHAEL B. JOR­DAN, NOW A HOL­LY­WOOD HEAVY­WEIGHT, PUNCHES UP

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If Michael B. Jor­dan’s path to this mo­ment was con­densed and edited, it might look, ap­pro­pri­ately, like a train­ing mon­tage.

Im­ages of Jor­dan cut­ting his teeth on the Bal­ti­more streets of “The Wire” and the Texas foot­ball fields of “Fri­day Night Lights,” fol­lowed by hints of a soar­ing tal­ent (“Red Tails,”“Chronicle”), shat­ter­ing break­throughs (“Fruit­vale Sta­tion”) and set­backs (“Fan­tas­tic Four”) be­fore reach­ing, with a pair of hay­mak­ers (“Creed,”“Black Pan­ther”), heavy­weight sta­tus.

Par­al­lel to Jor­dan’s steady rise has been the 31-year-old’s ex­pand­ing sway be­hind the scenes in Hol­ly­wood. His pro­duc­tion com­pany,

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