Michael B. Jordan, the American actor who took the lead role of the sports drama film “Creed,” is collaborating again with MGM for a remake of the heist thriller motion picture, “The Thomas Crown Affair.”
Michael B. Jordan’s upcoming flick, which is in the early stages of development, does not have a director or writer on board yet. But MGM is very satisfied with how things turned out with “Creed,” and the American media company has the intention of developing a vehicle around Michael B. Jordan.
The original 1968 film “The Thomas Crown Affair” features Steve McQueen as the titular businessman who plans a high-level heist. The 1999 version stars Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo.
Michael B. Jordan, who has become one of the most promising young actors in Hollywood, came up with the idea for another Thomas Crown Affair remake and pitched it to executives of MGM. The 29-year-old Michael B. Jordan was first recognized as the high school quarterback Vince Howard in “Friday Night Lights” and the teenage drug-dealer Wallace in “The Wire.” Then Jordan made an endeavor in “Fruitvale Station” and last summer’s “Fantastic Four” reboot.
But director Ryan Coogler’s Creed has proven Jordan’s talents. He teamed up with Sylvester Stallone. “Creed” grossed more than $100 million against a $35 million production budget.
Michael B. Jordan stated, “I want my career to be a reflection of what I like, and I like a lot of different things. So I want to take my time.”