Jamie Bell and Michael B. Jordan to reunite on Tom Clancy movie

Jamie Bell is set to reunite with Michael B. Jordan for new movie Without Remorse.The 33-year-old British actor is in final negotiations to join Paramount’s adaptation of the Tom Clancy novel, according to Variety. If his deal is finalised, it will m…

Jamie Bell is set to reunite with Michael B. Jordan for new movie Without Remorse.

The 33-year-old British actor is in final negotiations to join Paramount’s adaptation of the Tom Clancy novel, according to Variety. If his deal is finalised, it will mark a reunion between Bell and Jordan, who last appeared together in the critically-panned Fantastic Four reboot in 2015, alongside Miles Teller and Kate Mara.

Jordan was previously cast as operations officer John Clark, also known as John Terrence Kelly, a former Navy SEAL who goes to work for the CIA. Bell would portray Robert Ritter, the deputy director of operations at the CIA who helped recruit Clark upon his return to the U.S. after his haunting mission in Vietnam.

Director Stefano Sollima is at the helm of Without Remorse, while Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan is penning the script, with Jordan, Akiva Goldsman, Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec serving as producers.

And in an attempt to build a film franchise around Jordan’s role as Clark, the 32-year-old will also lead the movie adaptation of Clancy’s novel Rainbow Six, with production scheduled to begin towards the end of this year.

The character has appeared in 17 of Clancy’s novels, including Clear and Present Danger.

Bell recently starred as neo-Nazi Bryon Widner in Skin and in the Elton John biopic Rocketman as the pop icon’s songwriting partner Bernie Taupin.

Jordan is currently starring in Just Mercy, alongside Oscar winners Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson, which tells the true story of Walter McMillian, who successfully appealed his murder conviction in the 1990s with the help of lawyer Bryan Stevenson.

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Emily Blunt’s Sicario character didn’t fit into new sequel

Emily Blunt didn’t return for the Sicario sequel because there was no place for her character’s “moral guidance” in the new crime thriller, according to director Stefano Sollima. The British actress portrayed FBI agent Kate Macer in the 2015 original,…

Emily Blunt didn’t return for the Sicario sequel because there was no place for her character’s “moral guidance” in the new crime thriller, according to director Stefano Sollima.

The British actress portrayed FBI agent Kate Macer in the 2015 original, which was shot by Denis Villeneuve, but she is noticeably absent from the line-up for Sicario: Day of the Soldado, which reunites her co-stars Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro.

Filmmaker Sollima insists the decision had nothing to do with Emily’s herself – and it was simply about the gritty storyline.

“Emily Blunt is an amazing actress, but her role was sort of a moral guidance for the audience (in the 2015 release),” he told Business Insider. “In Soldado, we don’t have that. This is closer to my vision of storytelling. I prefer not to have a moral guidance for the audience.”

Both movies were written by Taylor Sheridan, and ironically, it’s the omission of Agent Macer from the follow-up which has divided opinion among fans and critics alike.

However, producer Trent Luckinbill isn’t ruling out a return for Blunt for the next planned instalment of the drug cartel franchise.

“I think Taylor certainly has some ideas about all of that, but we’re open to that world and certainly would love to bring Emily back,” Luckinbill recently told CinemaBlend. “We haven’t written the script yet, but yeah it would make a lot of sense. We’re all fans of the movie, we’ve all come to the same conclusion, which is, ‘It would be great to see her again.’ So I think we’re striking up those conversations now.”

Sollima has already declared he will not be directing the next sequel, although a replacement has yet to be announced.

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