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Michael B Jordan to remake The Thomas Crown Affair


Story by Jack Foley

MICHAEL B. Jordan is set to star in MGM’s forthcoming remake of heist thriller The Thomas Crown Affair.

As yet, the project remains very much in the development stages with no writer or director attached.

But, according to The Hollywood Reporter, MGM have prioritised the film and intend to build the project around Jordan, who is hotter than hot right now off the back of his acclaimed work in Rocky spin-off Creed.

Crown was initially a 1968 movie directed by Norman Jewison and starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. It was successfully remade in 1999 with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo.

Both films followed the cat-and-mouse relationship that developed between a wealthy businessman who conducted robberies on the side and the sexy insurance investigator sent to track him down.

According to insiders quoted by The Hollywood Reporter, the idea for the remake is Jordan’s, who pitched it to MGM.

Jordan has yet to sign on to another project post-Creed but the actor is being touted as one of the brightest of his generation – not just for Creed but also for films like Fruitvale Station.

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