Fresh off his critically acclaimed role in Creed, Michael B. Jordan has been eyed by MGM to star in the remake of Thomas Crown Affair. He has signed up for the remake and it's only in the early development stage. No director, producer or writer has been announced yet.
The original Thomas Crown Affair film was released in 1968 and starred Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. It was directed by Norman Jewison. It was remade by John McTiernan in 1999, with Rene Russo and Pierce Brosnan taking the lead roles. The 1999 remake was a hit with a worldwide gross of $124 million.
Thomas Crown Affair tells the story of the mastermind of a Boston bank robbery of $26.6 million who hired four thieves to rob the bank without meeting the thieves face-to-face. Michael B. Jordan gained Hollywood's attention for his role in the critically acclaimed Fruitvale Station and went on to star in the 2015 Marvel superhero flick, Fantastic Four. He also starred in the critically acclaimed Creed as Apollo Creed's son, Adonis, receiving many praises from the critics.