Michael B. Jordan To Star In The Thomas Crown Affair Remake

Creed star Michael B. Jordan (the “B” is for bae) has another big project in the works with MGM.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 29-year-old will star in a remake of The Thomas Crown Affair.

The project is in the nascent stages, as there is no writer or director attached. Yet the call is out and MGM brass, very happy with how things turned out with Creed, are intent on developing a vehicle around the actor. MGM had no comment.

The first Thomas Crown Affair was a 1968 movie directed by Norman Jewison and starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. McQueen played a wealthy businessman who conducted robberies on the side. When an insurance investigator (Dunaway) starts to track him down, the two begin an affair even as Crown plans another heist.

MGM remade the movie in 1999 with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo. While the 1968 movie ended with the pair on separate paths with hearts broken, the remake, which proved to be a hit both critically and commercially, had a Hollywood ending.

Insiders say Jordan came up with the idea for another remake and pitched it to MGM execs, with the two parties now teamed up to develop the project.

Jordan has become one of the most promising young actors in Hollywood, having broken out with the indie Fruitvale Station. While he starred in the panned Fantastic Four, Creed, a reboot of Rocky, proved to be a major hit, grossing $109 million domestically on a budget of $35 million.

In his controversial interview with GQ last year, Michael said he wanted to blur the lines between black and white by going after roles intended for white characters.

I want to be part of that movement that blurs the line between white and black. I told my team after I finished Chronicle [the successful low-budget sci-fi movie that first partnered him with Fantastic Four director Josh Trank] that I only want to go out for roles that were written for white characters. Me playing the role will make it what it is.

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