ZwiWe’ve only had one new Will Smith movie in the last five years (Men In Black 3), but with the upcoming release of After Earth it seems he’s getting back in front of the camera properly, as just yesterday we reported he’s signed up to star in the drama Focus, and now Deadline reports he’s eyeing a couple of other movies too.
Smith is now attached to the drama American Can, which is currently hoping to get Ed Zwick to direct. The film is based on a true story and would see Smith as John Keller, a Gulf War veteran who, during Hurricane Katrina, helped gather 244 survivors in New Orleans’ American Can building, saving their lives in the process. Sony Pictures is backing the project, working from a script written by Adetoro Makinde and John Lee Hancock. At the moment it looks like it’s bee Smith next movie after Focus.
The actor may also star in The Accountant, a thriller that would have him play a a government accountant who doubles as an assassin. It’s the second time Smith has flirted with the movie, as he was previously looking into it when Mel Gibson was attached to direct.