Film News Roundup: Michael B. Jordan’s Hitman Drama ‘Silver Bear’ Gets Director

In today’s film news roundup, Michael B.

Jordan’s “The Silver Bear” finds a director, biopic “Running for My Life” is in the works, Fox is using new trailer compliance software and the 14-hour “La Flor” gets distribution.Director AttachmentGerard McMurray, director of “The First Purge,” will write and direct Michael B.

Jordan’s thriller “The Silver Bear” from Lionsgate, Nickel City Pictures and Jordan’s Outlier Society.McMurray was a producer on Jordan’s 2013 breakout drama “Fruitvale Station.” Jordan became attached to the “The Silver Bear” in October.“The Silver Bear” is based on the book series by Derek Haas, the screenwriter for “Wanted” and “3:10 to Yuma.” The novel centers on an assassin named Columbus — called the Silver Bear by some — who tracks a powerful politician with presidential aspirations.Project LaunchFilm Roman Productions, best known for producing “The Simpsons,” is starting production of its first non-animated feature film,

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