Will Smith in It Takes a Thief
The all round superstar Will Smith, who has already announced he's giving up Hollywood, has signed up to star in a new film, It Takes a Thief.
The film, according to Empire, is based on an old television show of the same name...
It would take a stretch of the memory to recall the original, which ran waaay back in the late ‘60s from 1968-1970. Robert Wagner (best known these days for his comedy turn as Number Two in the Austin Powers films) was a charming rogue who is blackmailed by the government into using his talents to help his country.
The update will see Smith’s light-fingered type pressed into service by the CIA. David Elliot and Paul Lovett (Four Brothers) are about to work on the script.
Sounds like a good role for Smith. As I've said before elsewhere I actually believe he is a good actor and has talent in him, but he's just not getting or accepting those roles. You only have to look at Six Degrees of Separation to see that. I wish more was made of that film and his role, it was superb.
Still, there's a long way to go, and Smith will have to approve the script and director yet, you just know he's got that power and the contract clauses to do that.