Jordan joins the film in its embryonic stage, Hollywood Reporter noted, as it does not yet have a writer or director. The Reporter said the studio is looking to bolster the "Creed" actor and NAACP Entertainer of the Year winner after the boxing film's box office success.
Jordan, the "Fantastic Four" actor, reportedly pitched the "Thomas Crown" remake idea to MGM executives. He is scheduled to present at the 88th Academy Awards, where his co-star Sylvester Stallone is up for Best Supporting Actor.
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