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Fox Picks Up "International 'Bad Boys'-Style" Project For Michael B. Jordan To Star

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act April 17, 2014 at 3:41PM

Fox Picks Up "International 'Bad Boys'" Project For Michael B. Jordan To Star
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Michael B. Jordan
Michael B. Jordan

Meanwhile, Michael B. Jordan continues to line up projects...

The young actor is reportedly attached to star in Fox's Men Who Kill, which the studio picked up a pitch for, to be developed by T.J. Fixman (Ratchet and Clank).

Men Who Kill is described as "an international Bad Boys-style" feature action drama (referring to the Will Smith, Martin Lawrence franchise, which, by the way, is rumored to be seeing a 3rd film in the series). Details are being kept underwraps at the moment, as the studio is being tight-lipped on the pick up.

Since his breakout role in Fruitvale Station (although he'd been around longer before that), Jordan has certainly been in demand. How much in demand? Let me count the ways: He'll be playing Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot; he's been rumored to be in contention for "a major role" in Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day sequels (likely as a replacement for Will Smith, who's exited the franchise); director John Hillcoat's (The Road) wanted him for his crime drama Triple Nine; he will star as the grandson of Apollo Creed - the character played by Carl Weathers in the first 4 Rocky movies, which his Fruitvale Station director, Ryan Coogler, will also helm, based on a screenplay he co-wrote; he reportedly met with director Zack Snyder for a possible role in Batman vs. Superman.

The part was described as a physically fit black male in his 20s, and there was speculation that the character would be either cyborg Victor Stone or the Green Lantern. It would be a small role in Batman vs. Superman with potential for a larger role in other DC Comics films.

And there's more, but I'll end there. Now we wait to find out which of the above becomes a reality - those rumored, and those confirmed.

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