Date: 8th February 2021
Will Smith will play a crime boss in a new action thriller from Deadpool 2 and Hobbs And Shaw director David Leitch.
Smith plays a man who wakes up in Tijuana after being left for dead with absolutely no memory. He follows a string of clues to uncover his identity discovering he's been living two different lives.
While the premise of the movie can make for a grounded, serious drama, along the lines of The Bourne Identity or Memento, David Leitch is known for injecting loads of style and flourish into his movies, which include Atomic Blonde and John Wick. Leitch is also noted for being able to use the natural charisma of his leading actors to create memorable characters. So a team-up between him and Will Smith feels like a match made in heaven.
The film was developed at STXfilms, but lingered there with no star and Leitch just acting as producer. Since Smith indicated he might make it his next star vehicle, it has moved on apace, with various studios and streaming services now in a bidding war to pick it up.
Source: Press Release