Michael B. Jordan to Play Tom Clancy Character in New Film Series

Michael B. Jordan to Play Tom Clancy Character in New Film Series

Michael B. Jordan will play Tom Clancy hero John Clark in new Paramount Pictures film series, according to Variety.

Sources tell Variety that Paramount is developing two film based on the Clancy books "Rainbow Six" and "Without Remorse," both novels in which Clark is the main star. "Without Remorse" will be the first film of the two, serving as an origin story for the character.

Akiva Goldsman will be the film's main producer with Jordan, Josh Appelbaum, and Corin Nemec also producing.

Clark, a.k.a. John Terrence Kelly, is an ex-Navy Seal-turned-operations officer for the CIA and would go on to appear in 17 novels starting with 1988's "The Cardinal of the Kremlin." Though mainly seen as a secondary character who helps CIA analysis Jack Ryan with more of the physical elements of any mission, Clark finally stepped into the spotlight with "Without Remorse," which tells his backstory on how he came to work for the CIA.

Clark was also the focus of "Rainbow Six," with followed his new task force and its mission to protect the world from its greatest terrorist threats.

Jordan is best known for playing the titular role in "Creed" and as Killmonger in "Black Panther." "Creed 2" is set to be released this Thanksgiving and he'll be filming legal drama "Just Mercy" in the fall.

Read the original article on Variety.

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