EXCLUSIVE: Wes Tooke has signed on to write MGM’s reimagining of The Thomas Crown Affair starring Michael B Jordan. Jordan is also producing via his Outlier Society banner with Joe Russo and Anthony Russo through their AGBO banner.
This marks third Thomas Crown Affair, with the most recent bowing in 1999 and starring Pierce Brosnan as the rich playboy who enjoys stealing art for a hobby but meets his match in an insurance investigator, played by Rene Russo, who quickly fall for each other.
The property is high priority for the studio given how popular the IP is as well Jordan being one of the industry’s biggest stars.
Tooke’s star is also on on the rise as he has quickly become one of the more in demand writers in town. He previously served as a writer/executive producer on USA Network’s drama Colony and followed that up with Roland Emmerich’s WWII pic Midway. He was co-executive producer on Amazon’s comedy Jean-Claude Van Johnson, and he currently has multiple film and TV projects in development including an untitled monster project for Pictures with Channing Tatum starring and producing alongside Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
He is repped by CAA, Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment and Linda Lichter and Jonathan E. Shikora of Lichter, Grossman, Nichols & Adler.