Michael B. Jordan will be leading MGM’s planned remake of The Thomas Crown Affair.
Although it’s early days on the project, with no director or writer attached at this stage, THR is reporting that the Fruitvale Station and Creed star is set to star in the remake. Apparently the studio is happy with Jordan’s growing popularity and intends to develop the remake as a vehicle around the actor.
The Thomas Crown Affair first came to life as a 1968 crime-romance starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. Directed by Norman Jewison (In the Heat of the Night, Moonstruck, The Hurricane) and scripted by Alan Trustman (Bullitt), the original film told the story of a wealthy business man who secretly conducts robberies and the affair he develops with the insurance investigator on his tale. Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo starred in a 1999 remake, which wrapped up with a happier finale than its predecessor.
Word is that it was actually Jordan who pitched the idea for a remake to MGM execs, so it goes to show just how much pull the actor is gathering in Hollywood.
We’ll keep you informed.
Here’s a look at a trailer for the original film: