Silver Bear, The: Starring and Produced by Michael Jordan

Hot actor Michael Jordan will star in and produce the Lionsgate adaptation of assassin story, The Silver Bear.

A director has not yet been attached to the project.

“The Silver Bear” is based on the book series by Derek Haas, the screenwriter for “Wanted” and “3:10 to Yuma,” and Frank Baldwin (“The Godmother”) wrote the script.

The novel’s hero is an assassin named Columbus, called the Silver Bear, who tracks a powerful politician with presidential aspirations.

“’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,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group chairman Joe Drake. “We’re incredibly honored that Michael and Nickel City chose Lionsgate to partner with in bringing this exciting property to life.”