Between Black Panther and the upcoming Creed II, Michael B. Jordan has had a fantastic year. After delivering a well-received performance as Killmonger in one of the most successful movies of the year, it's clear that he'll be receiving a lot of big offers going forward. In fact, he's already lined up his next project with Lionsgate.
Deadline reports that Jordan is attached to produce and star as the deadly hitman Columbus in The Silver Bear, which is based on the book series of the same name by author Derek Haas. Written by Frank Baldwin, who so far only has a small number of projects in pre-production to his name, the story is set to follow Jordan's Colombus as he becomes the most respected hitman in the criminal underworld.
Jordan will produce the film through Outlier Society and Nickel City Pictures’ Vishal Rungta, Mark Fasano, and Ankur Rungta. Haas, who wrote all four of the novels in the series the film is based on, will executive produce the film alongside Michael Garnett and Tobias Weymar.
Speaking with Deadline about The Silver Bear, Lionsgate's 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.”