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Michael B. Jordan to Produce and Star in THE SILVER BEAR


Michael B. Jordan to Produce and Star in THE SILVER BEAR

Michael B. Jordan is set to star in and produce, "The Silver Bear," according to Variety. The Lionsgate film is an adaptation of an assassin story.

The film is based on the book series by Derek Haas, the screenwriter for "Wanted" and "3:10 to Yuma." The novel centers on an assassin named Columbus - called the Silver Bear by some - who tracks a powerful politician with presidential aspirations.

There is no director attached to the project yet. The script was written by Frank Baldwin ("The Godmother").

Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake said, "'The Silver Bear' is the kind of story that needs to be experienced on the big screen and Michael is the perfect movie star to inhabit the skin of this dynamic character and take us into the cinematic world of Columbus. We're incredibly honored that Michael and Nickel City chose Lionsgate to partner with in bringing this exciting property to life."

The book rights were optioned last year by Nickel City. Vishal Rungta, Mark Fasano, and Ankur Rungta of Nickel City Pictures will produce along with Jordan's Outlier Society Productions banner.

Jordan is best known for playing Oscar Grant in "Fruitvale Station," the boxer Adonis Creed in the Rocky sequel "Creed" and the villain Erik Killmonger in "Black Panther."

Read the original article on Variety.

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