Michael B. Jordan is reteaming with MGM to remake “The Thomas Crown Affair,” TheWrap has learned.
McQueen played a wealthy businessman who was also a robber on the side. When an insurance investigator (Dunaway) begins to track him down, the two get wrapped up in an affair.
MGM previously remade the movie in 1999 with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo in the lead roles. The film grossed $124 million worldwide, and received mostly positive reviews from critics. The 1968 original has a 79 percent approval rating from critics counted on Rotten Tomatoes, while the Brosnan version scored a 70 percent rating.
Jordan, a “Wire” alum who reached star status in 2013 thanks to a critically acclaimed performance in “Fruitvale Station, most recently starred in “Rocky” spinoff “Creed,” which received great reviews and grossed $109 million domestically.
Jordan also starred in 2015’s remake of “Fantastic Four,” in which he played Johnny Storm.
WME, MGMT Entertainment, 42West and attorney Gregory Slewett of Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman represent Jordan.