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Michael B. Jordan. (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The box-office success of Creed has made Michael B. Jordan a hot commodity. Both The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline are reporting that Jordan and Creed studio MGM are teaming up for a new remake of the 1968 Steve McQueen/Faye Dunaway classic The Thomas Crown Affair. In the film, a wily business executive plots the perfect bank heist, but things get complicated when a beautiful and equally cunning insurance investigator is hired to recover the stolen funds. And if you’re thinking that the film was remade not too long ago, you’re right: Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo starred in a well-received adaptation of the original back in 1999.

Here’s the trailer for the 1968 film:

And here’s the trailer for the first remake:

We love the idea of Jordan as a latter-day Steve McQueen: He sparkles onscreen and has undeniable style. Even though we’re busily putting our Hollywood casting agent caps on to select his onscreen adversary and lover, we can’t help but wonder why Hollywood isn’t developing a brand-new vehicle around Jordan. He’s been in reboot (Fantastic Four) after reboot (the Oscar-nominated Creed). Let’s give him room to shine in a major studio motion picture he can truly call his own.

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.