Michael B. Jordan to star in remake of mobster thriller, 'A Bittersweet Life'
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Michael B. Jordan to star in remake of mobster thriller, 'A Bittersweet Life'

Michael B. Jordan has lined up yet another project.

He and director Jennifer Yuh Nelson are attached to the film, A Bittersweet Life, which will be a remake of the 2005 Korean film of the same name.

According to Deadline, "Jordan will play a mobster whose longtime loyalties to his crime family are challenged when his boss orders him to kill a mistress he’s recently grown close to. The filmmakers see this as a high-concept, character-driven genre film with franchise potential."

Jordan has Black Panther coming up in February 2018. He also has HBO's Fahrenheit 451Creed 2 and is set for Wrong Answer, directed by Ryan Coogler and written by Ta-Nehsi Coates. Wednesday, we announced he is executive producing a coming-of-age drama for the Oprah Winfrey Network with Moonlight writer Tarell Alvin McCraney.

Nelson is mostly known for her working in animation, directing Kung Fu Panda 2 (Oscar-nominated here) and Kung Fu Panda 3. Her live-action debut will be with Fox's The Darkest Minds, starring Amandla Stenberg.

No word on when production begins or a tentative release date.

 

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