Michael B. Jordan and Josh Brolin are reported to be the top picks for A Prophet, the Sam Raimi-directed remake of the Oscar-nominated 2009 French-language film of the same name. The original version of A Prophet is a coming of age/prison drama that tells the tale of nineteen-year old Malik El Djebena, a Franco-Arab who lands himself in a prison where there is a strict division between the Corsican and Muslim inmates. Once there, Malik ends up working directly for César Luciani, the cruel-but-efficient leader of the Corsicans that are imprisoned there, but still carry out criminal actives beyond the prison’s walls (with the cooperation of corrupt ...

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