Black Panther and Creed II star Michael B. Jordan will play the deadly assassin Columbus in The Silver Bear. The film is based on the book series of the same name by author Derek Haas.
The story is set to follow Jordan’s Colombus as he becomes the most respected hitman in the criminal underworld.
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.”
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.