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Michael B. Jordan to star in remake of The Thomas Crown Affair

on February 24, 2016, 2:45pm

With the huge success of Creed, Michael B. Jordan is currently in MGM’s very good graces. So when the star came with a pitch for a remake of the 1968 movie The Thomas Crown Affair, they studio agreed to develop the project.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, MGM is intent on getting the movie into production as a vehicle for which Jordan would star. Everything is extremely early stages, however, as neither a writer nor a director are currently attached.

The original Thomas Crown Affair starred Steve McQueen as the titular character, a businessman who organizes a massive bank heist as a means of amusement. Faye Dunaway played insurance investigator Vicki Anderson, who is hired to track down the mastermind behind the robbery only to end up having an affair with the criminal. The film was remade in In 1999 with Pierce Brosnan as Crown (who here steals artwork) and Rene Russo stepping into Dunaway’s role (renamed Catherine Banning). That version ended with a happily-ever-after, while the original saw the two characters parting ways.

Watch the trailer for the 1999 remake below.

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