Michael B. Jordan, teams up with MGM to remake the heist thriller The Thomas Crown Affair.
Although the project is currently in search of a writer and director, MGM is said to be very happy with how things turned out with Creed, and are intent on developing a vehicle around the actor, reports THR. According to insiders, it was the young actor who came up with the idea for an additional remake of the popular film and pitched it to MGM execs.
In 1968, the original Thomas Crown Affair hit the big screen, directed by Norman Jewison and starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. McQueen played a debonair, adventuresome bank executive who conducted robberies on the side. When an insurance investigator (Dunaway) starts to track him down, the two begin an affair even as Crown pulls off the perfect multi-million dollar heist.
In 1999, MGM remade the action film starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo. While the 1968 blockbuster ended with the pair on separate paths with broken hearts, Brosnan’s remake following a successful playboy who amuses himself by stealing artwork, became a surprise hit both critically and commercially.
Fresh off the success of Creed, a reboot of Rocky, which grossed $109 million domestically on a budget of $35 million, this may be just the project to keep the 29-year-old on top. Over the last few years, the California native has become one of the most promising young actors in Hollywood, having made his stake for fame with the indie hit Fruitvale Station. His other credits include That Awkward Moment, Fantastic Four, “The Wire,” and “Friday Night Lights.”
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