Character appearances: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Actor seen in: Friday Night Lights, Chronicle, and Fruitvale Station.
Considering that Carl "CJ" Johnson is the most customizable Grand Theft Auto character to date, as players were given the ability to alter his physique by working out along with other elements of his physical appearance through tattoos and clothing options, it's possible that actor Michael B. Jordan might not be the mirror image of each individual CJ version. However, the actor has proven himself in a number of strong performances - meaning that Jordan shouldn't have a problem making CJ's complicated personality, a hardened but comparatively reserved (by GTA standards) protagonist, believable and even empathetic in a feature film. Portraying CJ who, despite his good intentions is still a capable killer, would definitely demand that Jordan be more of an aggressor (and outright violent) than many of his past roles but, as a veteran of The Wire, the actor is no stranger to gritty stories of inner-city violence, drug dealers, turf wars, crooked cops, as well as personal tragedy, and retaliation.