Before Dallas Buyers Club, Jared Leto hadn’t made a film since Mr. Nobody in 2009 (largely by choice as he was concentrating on music), but since his Best Supporting Actor win there’s understandably been a lot of interest in him.
Now he may have found a new role, as Deadline reports that he is in early talk to take the lead role in Brilliance. The news comes just a few weeks after the previously attached Will Smith bailed on the movie.
David Koepp (Jurassic Park) came up with the script, based on the Marcus Sakey novel. The book is set in a world where special individuals known as ‘brilliants’ have heightened abilities. The plot follows a government agent whose ‘brilliant’ gift is tracking down terrorists. However he may have met his match when tasked to find a dangerous man in Wyoming with his own set of special skills.
Noomi Rapace is also attached, with Julius Onah (Undefeated) directing.