About Your Privacy on this Site
Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.
You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app here. You can find much more information about your privacy choices in our privacy policy. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our sites and applications. By clicking continue below and using our sites or applications, you agree that we and our third party advertisers can:
  • transfer your data to the United States or other countries; and
  • process and share your data so that we and third parties may serve you with personalized ads, subject to your choices as described above and in our privacy policy.
Entertainment Weekly


Michael B. Jordan to star as a hitman in potential franchise starter The Silver Bear

Posted on

Michael B. Jordan may have a new action franchise on his hands with The Silver Bear. Coming off of his scene-stealing performance as Erik Killmonger in Marvel’s Black Panther and his continuing role in the Creed films, Jordan will now star in and produce a film adaptation of the popular book from Derek Haas, the screenwriter behind Wanted and 3:10 to Yuma.

The Silver Bear, which Frank Baldwin (Hard Powder) is adapting, is the first of a series of novels by Haas that follows a man who goes by the name Columbus (Jordan), the most feared and respected hitman in the criminal underworld.

The title of the work refers to the character’s nickname, once given for his reputation of taking on any assignment and walking away clean. When he’s tasked with taking out a presidential candidate, however, Columbus realizes his target is someone from his past.

Dominique Charriau/WireImage

Based on the abs of vibranium Jordan has been cultivating over the past few years, he definitely seems physically capable to tackle such a role.

The Silver Bear was Haas’ debut novel in 2008 and Nickel City Pictures optioned the series for a film adaptation last year. “From our first meeting we knew that he was the perfect fit for the role of Columbus,” the group’s Vishal Rungta said in a statement.

Haas, who also worked on 2 Fast 2 Furious and episodes of Chicago Fire, will serve as executive producer with Michael Garnett and Tobias Weymar. Jordan’s production company Outlier Society Productions will produce the film with Rungta, Mark Fasano, and Ankur Rungta.