The Thomas Crown Affair: Michael B. Jordan reimagining finds writer

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

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Michael B. Jordan is set to star in a reimagining of The Thomas Crown Affair and now the project has found a writer. Wes Tooke has been enlisted by MGM to pen the script.

This will mark the third version of The Thomas Crown Affair to come to fruition. The original film was released in 1968 and starred Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. A remake was released in 1999 starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo which went on to gross $124.3 million worldwide against a budget of $48 million. Both films follow Thomas Crown, a billionaire who steals a painting from an art gallery and is pursued by an insurance investigator, with the two ultimately falling for each other. Apparently, the property is a high priority for MGM, especially since Michael B. Jordan is attached.

As for Tooke, he has quickly become one of the more in-demand writers in the industry. He previously served as a writer/executive producer on USA Network’s drama Colony and followed that up with Roland Emmerich’s WWII film Midway. He recently co-executive produced Amazon’s comedy Jean-Claude Van Johnson, and he currently has multiple film and television projects in development, including an untitled monster project for Universal Pictures with Channing Tatum starring and producing, alongside Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

What are YOUR thoughts on the reimagining of The Thomas Crown Affair?

Source: Deadline

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