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‘Black Panther’ actor Michael B. Jordan surprises schoolkids

August 27, 2018

FILE - In this June 16, 2018 file photo, Michael B. Jordan arrives at the MTV Movie and TV Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Jordan was in Montgomery, Ala., on Monday, Aug. 27, to begin filming “Just Mercy,” which is based on the memoir of attorney and criminal justice advocate Bryan Stevenson. He made an impromptu visit with some students from Valiant Cross Academy who were exercising in the midday heat. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Students from a private school in Alabama’s capital got a surprise visit from actor Michael B. Jordan, who dropped in when he spotted them exercising in the midday heat.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports that Jordan was in Montgomery on Monday to begin filming “Just Mercy,” which is based on the memoir of attorney and criminal justice advocate Bryan Stevenson.

The “Creed” and “Black Panther” star was instantly recognized when he surprised the 15 students from Valiant Cross Academy.

One asked if he was, indeed, Michael B. Jordan. Another shouted: “You’re from ‘Black Panther’!”

Jordan said in an Instagram post he was driving when he spotted the students doing jumping jacks. He wrote: “The sight of them inspires me & reminds me why I do what I do!”

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