By Nina Terrero
Updated February 24, 2016 at 06:57 PM EST
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The Thomas Crown Affair

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Michael B. Jordan is moving from the boxing ring to the role of a scheming businessman with the news that the Creed star is set to star in a remake of MGM’s The Thomas Crown Affair.

The project, which is in the early stages of development and does not yet have a director or writer attached, would mark the third take on Crown. The original 1968 film featured Steve McQueen as the titular businessman who plans a high-level heist and Faye Dunaway as the insurance investigator tasked with taking him down. A 1999 version starred Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo.

California-born and New Jersey-raised, the 29-year-old Jordan first gained notice as Wallace on HBO’s The Wire, later taking on roles in race-driven indie Fruitvale Station and last summer’s Fantastic Four reboot. The Ryan Coogler-directed boxing drama Creed has proved his breakout, pairing him with Rocky alum Sylvester Stallone and grossing more than $100 million against a $35 million production budget.

The Hollywood Reporter was first to report the news.

The Thomas Crown Affair

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