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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Michael B. Jordan takes on The Thomas Crown Affair

Fast-rising actor Michael B. Jordan (not to be confused with the basketball legend, okay?) has proven time and again just how talented he is, especially with the recent success of "Creed" and his previous roles in films such as "Fruitvale Station" and "Chronicle" (just dont count his involvement in last year's awful "Fantastic Four"). MGM, the studio that produced CREED, is very pleased with the actor that they've decided to attach him to one of their upcoming films, "The Thomas Crown Affair" which is the second remake of the 1968 classic of the same title, which starred Steve McQueen. This film was also remade by Die Hard and Predator director John McTiernan back in 1999, and it starred Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo. The result was decent, but not quite remarkable. The premise, however, is simple and timeless, and so long as the writing, directing, and acting talent is in place, there's no reason why this film shouldn't be something quite appealing. [hit the jump to continue]

The premise of the original and the remake is simple:
"Thomas Crown is a self-made Boston millionaire who masterminds a bank heist in hopes of leaving it all behind. Tired of being part of the Establishment, he has hopes of pulling off the caper and flying to Rio. Erwin Weaver leads the cast of crooks who never actually meet Crown but manage to pull off the robbery without a hitch. Crown deposits 3 million in a Swiss bank account, pays off the crooks, and waits for the insurance company to repay the bank for the loss. Eddy Malone is the savvy detective who helps insurance investigator Vicky Anderson find the mastermind behind the heist."

Check out the trailer for the original movie:


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