Michael B. Jordan is taking a major role in adapting the first of the Silver Bear novel series producing and starring in the project.
Lionsgate see the potential for a franchise in the story of the rise of the greatest hitman ever known. The book series is written by Derek Haas an author and screenwriter known for Wanted and 3:10 to Yuma and takes its name from a term criminals in Russia use to describe the perfect criminal.
Jordan’s production company Outlier Society and Nickel City Pictures’ Vishal Rungta, Mark Fasano, Ankur Rungta will produce Haas, Michael Garnett and Tobias Weymar will serve as executive producers.
Rungta had this to say about about Jordan’s casting:
“We could not be more excited to work with Michael and Lionsgate. 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.”