EXCLUSIVE: Though they will be busy as directors on back-to-back sequels of The Avengers, Captain America: Civil War helmers Joe and Anthony Russo have joined Michael B. Jordan as producers of The Thomas Crown Affair, the MGM remake of the 1968 Norman Jewison-directed remake that is being refashioned as a star vehicle for Jordan following his stellar turn in the MGM/Warner Bros film Creed.
Jordan will take on the role of a master thief that was first played by Steve McQueen, and then later by Pierce Brosnan. He’s a debonair, adventuresome bank robber who believes he has pulled off the perfect multimillion-dollar heist, until forced to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who’ll do anything to get her man. He becomes smitten with her. Faye Dunaway played that role in the original, and Rene Russo played it opposite Brosnan.
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I’m told that the Russos have come aboard with Mike Larocca from their Getaway Productions banner, and they will help Jordan and MGM shape the vehicle and find a director. The remake will have a contemporary political resonance, and they sparked to Jordan playing that role.
The Russos are repped by WME.
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