THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR is the latest remake being developed for the big screen with studio MGM signing up Michael B. Jordan to lead the film. Jordan previously worked with MGM on last year’s hit Creed, the sequel to the Rocky franchise with Sylvester Stallone.
The film does not have a director or writer attached. The original 1968 film was directed by Norman Jewison and starred Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. The film follows Crown, a wealthy businessman who committed robberies on the side. He meets his match in a female insurance investigator who tracks him down as the two begin an affair while Crown plans another heist. Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo starred in the 1999 remake of the film and was a critical and commercial hit.
In addition to Creed, Jordan starred in last year’s Fantastic Four after bursting on the scene a couple years ago in the films Fruitvale Station, Chronicle, and Red Tails.
Emily J. | Staff Writer