Black Panther director Ryan Coogler mistook him for a bank robber, and was arrested after trying to withdraw money from his bank account. Coogler confirmed the incidentwhich happened in January, was sent to Variety after TMZ first reported it.
According to a police report obtained by TMZ, Coogler, who is currently filming the sequel to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in Atlanta, Georgia, walked into a city bank and handed the cashier a note that read, “I’d like to withdraw $12,000 in cash from my checking account. Please account The money is elsewhere. I’d like to be conservative.”
The deal sparked an alarm, according to the report, and bank employees called the police. Coogler and two other people with him were arrested, and later released.
Coogler told Variety, “This situation should never have happened…Nevertheless, Bank of America worked with me and addressed it to his satisfaction and we moved on.”
Prior to the international blockbuster Black Panther, released in 2018, Coogler directed the Rocky spin-off Creed in 2015, starring Michael B Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, and his directorial debut in 2013, Fruitvale Station, about a real-life police murder that also appeared in Jordan. in the leadership role.
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