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Michael B. Jordan and director Jennifer Yuh Nelson are circling A Bittersweet Life, a remake of a 2005 Korean film.
The project is an action-thriller that follows a mobster who is ordered by his boss to kill one of his mistresses, but the man grows close to the woman and finds himself conflicted. Lee Byung-hun starred in the original film.
The Fox project will be produced by 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen in conjunction with CJ Entertainment. Jason Young will oversee the project for Fox.
Nelson is known for her work in animation, having directed Kung Fu Panda 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3. She will make her live-action debut with Fox’s The Darkest Minds, with Amandla Stenberg is starring. Nelson is repped by WME and Hansen, Jacobson.
Jordan was most recently seen in the boxing drama Creed. Next up, he stars in HBO’s film Fahrenheit 451 with Michael Shannon, and Marvel and Disney’s Black Panther. Jordan is repped by WME and MGMT.
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