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Michael B. Jordan to star in 'Thomas Crown Affair' remake

By Marilyn Malara   |   Feb. 24, 2016 at 4:07 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Michael B. Jordan will be joining the cast of the upcoming MGM revival of The Thomas Crown Affair.

Jordan joins the film in its embryonic stage, Hollywood Reporter noted, as it does not yet have a writer or director. The Reporter said the studio is looking to bolster the Creed actor and NAACP Entertainer of the Year winner after the boxing film's box office success.

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The Thomas Crown Affair, starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway and directed by Norman Jewison, opened in theaters in 1968. The studio remade the film in 1999 with stars Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo, changing the ending.

Jordan, the Fantastic Four actor, reportedly pitched the Thomas Crown remake idea to MGM executives. He is scheduled to present at the 88th Academy Awards, where his co-star Sylvester Stallone is up for Best Supporting Actor.

Jordan will join Daisy Ridley, Emily Blunt, Dev Patel, Cate Blanchett and others on the Oscar stage Sunday.

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