Michael B. Jordan To Play Hitman In ‘The Silver Bear’
After playing the hero in Creed and Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan will turn hitman in The Silver Bear, a film adaptation of Derek Haas’ book series, that Jordan will both star in and serve as a producer on for Lionsgate.
Nickel City Pictures optioned the book franchise last year, tapping Frank Baldwin (Hard Powder and The Godmother) to adapt the first book in the four-book series, and Nickel City’s Vishal Rungta, Mark Fasano and Ankur Rungta will produce along with Jordan’s Outlier Society Production banner.
We have been huge fans of Michael all the way back to his days in The Wire, and from our first meeting we knew that he was the perfect fit for the role of Columbus,” said Nickel City’s Vishal Rungta said in announcing the project.
“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,” added Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake.