Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to direct whistleblower drama

Abdul-Mateen II is currently gearing up for the release of Michael Bay’s Ambulance.


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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II continues to take Hollywood by storm as watchmen the star is now set to star in Amazon Studios’ whistleblower drama titled I helped destroy people. The announcement also comes with the news that Michael B. Jordan joined as a producer alongside Abdul-Mateen II.

The movie is based on the New York Times article of the same name that Janet Reitman wrote in 2021 about the FBI agent Terry Albury. Albury was tasked with infiltrating Muslim communities after 9/11, as he was the only black agent in his office. His story is one that shows his own frustration with his job, leaks information to the public, and takes a stand against what he thought was a mistake in the war on terror and what she ultimately did to Albury and his career.

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Abdul-Mateen II is currently gearing up for the release of his latest film starring opposite Jake Gyllenhaal from the visionary director Michael Bay title Ambulance. But Abdul-Mateen II has made a name for himself in television and film. Whether it’s playing Morpheus in The Matrix: Resurrections or win an Emmy for his work in watchmen, he’s someone to watch and I helped destroy people seems like a great next step for him! God’s hand Creator Ben Watkins is ready to write the script and Jordan and Elizabeth Raposo will produce for Outlier Society while Abdul-Mateen II will produce for House Eleven10.


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Frustrated with the War on Terror that gripped the nation after 9/11, Albury began releasing classified information about the operation publicly and it eventually landed him in jail. And while many aspects of the war on terror are difficult to unpack and examine, even now, more than 20 years after the events of 9/11, we are still learning what happened to places like the FBI during this period. The article the movie is based on didn’t come out until 2021 and it was a new story for the man among us so it’s still something we learn every day and I helped destroy people will be a fascinating look at Albury.

Seeing Abdul-Mateen II play a role like Albury will be exciting for the star and it’s definitely a new type of role for him. Bringing Albury to life won’t be easy, but it’s a job Abdul-Mateen II is definitely up for and we can’t wait to see what he brings to Albury’s story!


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