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Michael B. Jordan will lead The Thomas Crown Affair remake

02.24.2016

It looks like Hollywood is finally catching up with public opinion of Michael B. Jordan, in that he's a phenomenal actor. He was certainly one of the shining stars of CHRONICLE and carried that leading man charisma over to last year's CREED, FANTASTIC FOUR be damned! MGM has noticed this and has chosen Jordan to lead their newest iteration of THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR. While Jordan may be a touch younger than Pierce Brosnan and Steve McQueen before him, he is certainly no less skilled!

If you need a refresher, the original film followed a debonair and adventuresome bank executive who believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man. Both Faye Dunaway and Rene Russo proved to be perfect matches for their leading men, so I'm looking forward to seeing who MGM pairs up with the mighty Jordan!

Gotta love a good heist flick!

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10:33AM on 02/25/2016
Michael B. Jordan is a very good actor, but he's WAY too young to play this role. The role of Thomas Crown should have been offered to someone is their late 40s or early 50s like Idris Elba or Robert Downey.
Michael B. Jordan is a very good actor, but he's WAY too young to play this role. The role of Thomas Crown should have been offered to someone is their late 40s or early 50s like Idris Elba or Robert Downey.
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1:33PM on 02/25/2016
Idris Elba is NOT in his early fifties. But when I read this news he's exactly the actor I thought would be a better fit.
Idris Elba is NOT in his early fifties. But when I read this news he's exactly the actor I thought would be a better fit.
7:09AM on 02/25/2016

Why would you remake what is arguably one of the, if not THE, best heist movie ever?

Examples on the "for" side: Oceans 11 was a great remake of a heist movie
and The Thomas Crown Affair (Brosnan) was a great remake of a heist movie

Examples on the "against" side: The hundreds of remakes of any genre that were worse than the original

When you get it right, why keep remaking it?
Examples on the "for" side: Oceans 11 was a great remake of a heist movie
and The Thomas Crown Affair (Brosnan) was a great remake of a heist movie

Examples on the "against" side: The hundreds of remakes of any genre that were worse than the original

When you get it right, why keep remaking it?
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3:52AM on 02/25/2016
He's way too young to be Thomas Crown. Cast someone else like Idris Elba or even Michael Fassbender.
He's way too young to be Thomas Crown. Cast someone else like Idris Elba or even Michael Fassbender.
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2:39AM on 02/25/2016

No no no no

Oh goody, once again Hollywood has chosen to become lazy with another unnecessary remake. I think in five years or more people will finally get tired of this thread and Hollywood will have no other choice then to finally start coming up with original ideas.
Oh goody, once again Hollywood has chosen to become lazy with another unnecessary remake. I think in five years or more people will finally get tired of this thread and Hollywood will have no other choice then to finally start coming up with original ideas.
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2:06AM on 02/25/2016
Didn't they already remake this already? New ideas, Hollywood!
Didn't they already remake this already? New ideas, Hollywood!
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1:35AM on 02/25/2016

Another REMAkE? Why?

ARE YOU SERIOUS?! Why does this movie need to be remade? Nothing against Michael B. Jordan , but why is this guy doing remakes and in direct sequels? Brosnan and McQueen are enough....cant understand why another remake needs to happen? Give Jordan something original instead!!
ARE YOU SERIOUS?! Why does this movie need to be remade? Nothing against Michael B. Jordan , but why is this guy doing remakes and in direct sequels? Brosnan and McQueen are enough....cant understand why another remake needs to happen? Give Jordan something original instead!!
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9:53PM on 02/24/2016

ANOTHER remake of this!?!

Isn't there an original heist script out there that can be produce?
Isn't there an original heist script out there that can be produce?
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9:29PM on 02/24/2016

I'll pass...

Nothing against Jordan... I honestly don't know why so many people seem to have an issue with him. (Are people still pissed about Fantastic 4?) But, I wasnt especially impressed with the Bronson remake, so I doubt another remake will have much to offer.
Nothing against Jordan... I honestly don't know why so many people seem to have an issue with him. (Are people still pissed about Fantastic 4?) But, I wasnt especially impressed with the Bronson remake, so I doubt another remake will have much to offer.
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4:35PM on 02/24/2016
Negative on this. This role needs an older seasoned actor like Idris Elba, Daniel Craig, Liam Neeson, etc.
Negative on this. This role needs an older seasoned actor like Idris Elba, Daniel Craig, Liam Neeson, etc.
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4:20PM on 02/24/2016
Let it flop people. Remakes are pointless enough but remakes of remakes ugh.

This is the Thomas Crown Affair, not the Great Gatsby or Les Miserables or Hamlet. One movie was enough
Let it flop people. Remakes are pointless enough but remakes of remakes ugh.

This is the Thomas Crown Affair, not the Great Gatsby or Les Miserables or Hamlet. One movie was enough
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3:33PM on 02/24/2016

remake remake remake

forget it
forget it
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3:28PM on 02/24/2016

Jobs

My neighbor's mom makes $56 every hour on the laptop . She has been fired from work for five months but last month her payment was $13766 just working on the laptop for a few hours. published here...>> Jar.ma/110qg
My neighbor's mom makes $56 every hour on the laptop . She has been fired from work for five months but last month her payment was $13766 just working on the laptop for a few hours. published here...>> Jar.ma/110qg
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3:28PM on 02/24/2016
A remake of a remake. O-kaaay.
A remake of a remake. O-kaaay.
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3:17PM on 02/24/2016
You know the other day I was thinking "That Michael b Jordan really reminds me of a debonair and adventuresome bank executive looking to pull off a huge heist.

/sarcasm
You know the other day I was thinking "That Michael b Jordan really reminds me of a debonair and adventuresome bank executive looking to pull off a huge heist.

/sarcasm
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3:13PM on 02/24/2016
I like Michael B. Jordan a lot. But he's simply too young. Not that we even need another remake. We've got two perfectly serviceable ones already. Fifteen, twenty years from now I could see Jordan being perfect for the role (maybe even just ten). Who they cast for the investigator is just as important, too.
I like Michael B. Jordan a lot. But he's simply too young. Not that we even need another remake. We've got two perfectly serviceable ones already. Fifteen, twenty years from now I could see Jordan being perfect for the role (maybe even just ten). Who they cast for the investigator is just as important, too.
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3:10PM on 02/24/2016
Steve McQueen -> Pierce Brosnan -> Michael B Jordan
Really? What is the point of this casting? What do they imagine they gain with this? If you are going to cast that then why remake Thomas Crowne Affair? Just do a derivative knock off, or a film inspired by Thomas Crowne Affair and give it new characters and a new name.
Steve McQueen -> Pierce Brosnan -> Michael B Jordan
Really? What is the point of this casting? What do they imagine they gain with this? If you are going to cast that then why remake Thomas Crowne Affair? Just do a derivative knock off, or a film inspired by Thomas Crowne Affair and give it new characters and a new name.
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2:58PM on 02/24/2016
Not quite feeling it. Maybe my opinion will change by the time I see a trailer.
Not quite feeling it. Maybe my opinion will change by the time I see a trailer.
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2:57PM on 02/24/2016
I really don't see the appeal of this guy at all.
I really don't see the appeal of this guy at all.
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3:11PM on 02/24/2016
I agree. I don't find him charismatic. I don't think he is a bad actor. He just rubs me the wrong way.
I agree. I don't find him charismatic. I don't think he is a bad actor. He just rubs me the wrong way.
2:29PM on 02/24/2016

Why not...

Even though I think it's a gimmick to please Black people rather than an artistic choice, with good script, director and supporting cast, I think he has the talent and charisma to be a good Thomas Crown.
Even though I think it's a gimmick to please Black people rather than an artistic choice, with good script, director and supporting cast, I think he has the talent and charisma to be a good Thomas Crown.
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2:27PM on 02/24/2016
I'll pass. Jordan is no Brosnan or McQueen
I'll pass. Jordan is no Brosnan or McQueen
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