Michael B. Jordan is set to star in an upcoming film adaptation of The Silver Bear that will be will be directed by Gerard McMurray.
The 32-year-old actor is set to star in and produce Lionsgate’s movie based on the books of the same name by Derek Haas, taking on the role of dangerous assassin Columbus.
McMurray — who is known for helming 2018 thriller The First Purge — was a producer on Jordan’s breakout movie Fruitvale Station in 2013.
Frank Baldwin is penning the script and the Creed star is producing through his own Outlier Society, while Haas is among a team of executive producers under Nickel City Pictures.
The suspense novel follows the tale of hit man Columbus who is tasked with killing presidential candidate Abe Man.
The tome is part one of three, which means there is the potential for the movie to become a franchise.
Meanwhile, Jordan signed up to play the Tom Clancy character John Clark in a forthcoming film series.
He was approached by Paramount to play the hero in two upcoming movies, with an origin story planned for an adaptation of Without Remorse and a sequel centered on Rainbow Six.
He is set to produce the project alongside Akiva Goldsman, Josh Appelbaum, and Andre Nemec.
The studio spent years trying to get movie adaptations off the ground, with Ryan Reynolds and Chris McQuarrie having previously been linked to the project.
He’s also signed up to produce the WWII movie The Liberators.