Michael B. Jordan will take the lead in the latest remake of the 1968 classic, The Thomas Crown Affair.
You may be more familiar with the 1998 version of the film starring Pierce Brosnan.
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, is intent on developing a vehicle around the actor. MGM had no comment.
Crown was initially 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, played by 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 idea for the remake and pitched it to MGM execs, with the two parties now teamed up to develop the project.
We’re usually not here for remakes, but we’ll take anything with Michael B. Jordan in a mainstream lead role.