It’s deja vu all over again, as while the classic 1968 movie The Thomas Crown Affair was remake with Pierce Brosnan in the lead role in 1999, it looks like it’s getting another do-over. THR reports that Michael B. Jordan is hoping to star in a new version of the story, with MGM backing the film.
Assuming it follows the story of the original, Creed and Fantastic Four star Jordan will be ‘a wealthy businessman who conducted robberies on the side. When an insurance investigator… starts to track him down, the two begin an affair even as Crown plans another heist.’
The remake was apparently Jordan’s idea, and MGM seems to like it. However it’s very early days as no writers or a director are attached as yet. It’s also proof that Hollywood sees a big future for the young actor.