After a bit of a break (he’s only had one proper leading role since 2008), Will Smith is coming back with a vengeance. Focus hits cinemas in a few weeks time, he’s got Concussion later this year and Suicide Squad will arrive next year. Now he’s adding another as Variety reports that he’ll take the lead in Bounty.
Paramount Pictures has just picked up writer Sascha Penn’s spec script for Smith to star in, which is about a man (Smith) who is wrongly convicted of murder. He then breaks out of prison to try and clear his name. However he won’t be allowed to this without interruption, as his supposed victim’s widow offers a $10 million bounty to get him, dead or alive.
It’s sounds a bit like The Fugitive on steroids.
No director is attached at the moment, and there’s no info on when it might arrive in cinemas.