He was born Feb. 9, 1987 in California. His middle name is Bakari, which is Swahili for "noble promise." His acting credits include "The Wire," "Creed," and "Black Panther." He's worked alongside Sylvester Stallone and Ryan Coogler. He works closely with Lupus LA. His mother has the disease.

Now casting: Michael B. Jordan Netflix series seeking basketball players

Netflix is shooting Michael B. Jordan's 'Raising Dion' in Atlanta

Are you ready to make your mark on Atlanta’s film and TV industry? Are you the next Tyler Perry? ATL is in need of young stars. Check out the Peach City’s latest casting call for your chance at fame. 

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‘Raising Dion’

The Netflix sci-fi series follows the story of a widow (Aisha Wainwright) who raises her son Dion (Ja-Siah Young) after the death of her husband (Michael B. Jordan). Dion shows superhero-like abilities, and his mom must protect him from exploitation with the help of his best friend (Jason Ritter).

What are they looking for?

The following are needed, and you’ll need to know how to play basketball proficiently and demonstrate this in a video submission:

Adult basketball - adult men and women over age 18 but look like they’re in high school.

Minor basketball – boys and girls age 15-17. You must be registered with the Georgia Department of Labor and have a certification number.

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When are they filming?

Tentative work dates are Sept. 10 or 14, with filming in Atlanta.

How much does it pay?

Pay is $75 for eight hours. 

How do I submit?

Send an email to raisingdion@centralcasting.com with a clear video of yourself playing basketball, along with your name, phone number and sizes. Include the subject line “MINOR BASKETBALL” or “ADULT BASKETBALL.”

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