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Fox has bought a pitch called Those Who Kill that’s to be developed as a vehicle for Michael B. Jordan, the fast-rising star of Chronicle and the studio’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot.
The pitch, by video game scribe turned screenwriter T.J. Fixman (Ratchet & Clank), is described by Deadline as “an international Bad Boys,” a reference to the 1995 action-comedy that starred Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Greg Berlanti will produce, with Kenny Goodman executive producing.
“Very excited about The Men Who Kill,” Fixman wrote this afternoon on Twitter. “It’s the kind of movie I’ve always wanted to write. Can’t wait to tell you more about it.”
The 27-year-old Jordan, who had roles on such television series as The Wire, All My Children and Friday Night Lights, made a splash in 2012 with Chronicle and last year with Fruitvale Station.