Michael B. Jordan (‘Black Panther,’ ‘Creed’) has signed on to produce and star in ‘The Silver Bear,’ a hitman thriller based on the book by ‘Wanted’ and ‘3:10 to Yuma’ screenwriter Derek Haas. Originally published in 2008, the novel centres on an assassin named Columbus — called the Silver Bear by some — who tracks a powerful politician with presidential aspirations. Frank Baldwin (‘The Godmother’) is on board to adapt the novel, with plans in place for a potential franchise. Jordan will produce the project through his Outlier Society banner, alongside Nickel City Pictures’ Vishal Rungta, Mark Fasano, Ankur Rungta. Executive producers include Haas, Michael Garnett and Tobias Weymar.