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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

There’s no doubt that actor Michael B. Jordan has proven time and again just how talented he is, but with the recent success of CREED, it’s something that even the mainstream audiences are starting to realize. The entirety of that film rested on the young actor’s shoulders, and he delivered with flying colors. This isn’t a fact that’s lost on MGM, the studio that produced CREED, and it looks like they’re so pleased with the actor that they’ve decided to attach him to one of their upcoming films, THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, Deadline reports.

As the name would indicate, the film is a remake of the 1968 film of the same name, which starred Steve McQueen. We cannot forget that the film was remade by DIE HARD and PREDATOR director John McTiernan back in 1999, and it starred Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo. The result was decent, though I can’t say it was exactly memorable.

The premise, however, is simple and timeless, and so long as the writing, directing, and acting talent is in place, there’s no reason why this film shouldn’t be a fun watch.

For those unfamiliar, below is the premise:

“Thomas Crown is a self-made Boston millionaire who masterminds a bank heist in hopes of leaving it all behind. Tired of being part of the Establishment, he has hopes of pulling off the caper and flying to Rio. Erwin Weaver leads the cast of crooks who never actually meet Crown but manage to pull off the robbery without a hitch. Crown deposits 3 million in a Swiss bank account, pays off the crooks, and waits for the insurance company to repay the bank for the loss. Eddy Malone is the savvy detective who helps insurance investigator Vicky Anderson find the mastermind behind the heist.”

What do you think of Jordan starring in this remake? Let us know in the comments down below!

SOURCE: Deadline

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.