If It Com It's obvious to play a rich, charming playboy leading a double life as a master thief. Michael B. Jordan is at the top of the list. While perhaps best known for shabbier roles in the Black Panther and Creed films, he has the charisma of an old Hollywood actor. And this star quality has just found the ideal project; Jordan will play the title role in a remake of The Thomas Crown Affair .
In this time of uninterrupted reboots, remakes and new releases, it should not be so surprising that this is so. The movie is being wiped off again. The 1968 original with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway was re-done in 1999 with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo. But perhaps is the Thomas Crown affair one of the few films that bypass the reboot curse; Both versions of the movie were critical and commercial hits. It stands to reason that Hollywood would try for the third time to beat gold.
The Thomas Crown Affair is the story of billionaire Thomas Crown, who out of pure fun commits a complicated robbery in the first film he orchestrates a bank job, in the second he steals a monet and triggers a cat-and-cat mouse play with an insurance investigator. In both iterations, there is a satisfactorily clever script and chemistry between the two characters that are virtually invisible on screen – hence the cast of the female lead will be crucial.
This new retelling is produced by Jordan's co-MCU alumni, the Russo Brothers, who are familiar with familiar characters and tell new stories, Captain America and the rest of the Avengers from The Winter Soldier to Endgame (which also gave them a good practice in pulling off a robbery). They announced the new collaboration with Jordan during a panel recently held at the San Diego Comic Con, promising that their vision for The Thomas Crown Affair includes a "brand new take on" the idea:
This is a movie we greatly liked, both versions, the Steve McQueen version and the Pierce Brosnan version. And we will bring in our own production as producers. We have Matt Carnahan writing the screenplay right now. We think he is one of the best writers in the industry, and we have a brand new mindset. We could not be more exciting working with Michael. Without question, he is one of the great actors of his generation.