Will Smith News
9:27 PM 11/15/2013 by Binh Ngo
After paying lip service to "finding more danger in my artistic choices," Will Smith has chosen to do another blockbuster. According to Deadline, Smith will team up with director Shawn Levy for an adventure movie titled City That Sailed for Fox. The story will center on a father and his daughter who are stranded on the island of Manhattan, which started to sail off into the Atlantic Ocean.
thewrap.com – Will Smith is attached to star in the supernatural thriller “Selling Time” for 20th Century Fox, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap. A representative for Smith did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. Smith does not have an official deal in place but he is in the process of coming aboard. 6 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen
Roland Emmerich Says There’s Two Scripts for INDEPENDENCE DAY 2: One with Will Smith and One without Him
collider.com – The question of whether or not Will Smith will be in Independence Day 2 continues to churn on. Four months ago, director Roland Emmerich said Smith wouldn't be returning for the sequel. Then two months ago, Smith was apparently in talks to reprise his role as fighter pilot/alien puncher Captain Steven Hiller. 7 weeks 1 hour ago via jetli
6:25 PM 9/27/2013 by Binh Ngo
Michael B. Jordan could be the lead, or one of the leads, in 20th Century Fox's Independence Day sequel, TheWrap has learned. The Fruitvale Station star is just one of the young actors being considered for a major role in the movie, but his name comes up repeatedly in creative meetings, according to sources. This does not mean an offer will go out to Jordan anytime soon, or ever, TheWrap cautions; it's just that he's the current front-runner.
4:19 PM 9/5/2013 by Binh Ngo
A couple months ago, director Roland Emmerich said Will Smith is not going to be in Independence Day 2 because he's too expensive and too famous, but now, it looks like the situation has changed.
Will Smith in Talks for INDEPENDENCE DAY Sequel; 2016 Release Date Likely; Director Roland Emmerich Also Talks STARGATE Franchise Reboot
collider.com – Although Independence Day director Roland Emmerich previously stated that star Will Smith wouldn't be involved in the film's sequel, in part for fear of him overshadowing the cast, it now looks as if the two are at least entering into talks. Perhaps the lackluster performances of some of Smith's recent efforts have spurred him into dipping into the well of previous films, especially since he's rumored to be involved in sequels to Hancock, Bad Boys and I, Robot. 13 weeks 6 days ago via brucelee
fb.indiewire.com – Earlier this summer, "White House Down" director Roland Emmerich said that Will Smith would most likely not be back for "Independence Day 2," the big budget sequel to his beloved sci-fi flick. But what a difference a few months and a notoriously costly flop make. Now Emmerich has said that Smith might return for the sequel as the cigar-chomping pilot from the original film and not, say, his twin brother. 14 weeks 2 hours ago via brucelee
Wolf of Wall Street' Actress Margot Robbie Lands Female Lead Opposite Will Smith in 'Focus' (EXCLUSIVE)
variety.com – After weeks of testing several actresses to star opposite Will Smith in “Focus,” Warner Bros. looks to have found its leading lady as Margot Robbie in talks for the role. No official offer has been given but sources close to the project say she is the choice for the female lead. 21 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen
6:50 AM 6/24/2013 by Jeff Giles
Still holding out hope that Will Smith will return to kick some more alien tail in Roland Emmerich's long-promised Independence Day sequel? Don't hold your breath -- according to Emmerich, it isn't going to happen. Emmerich addressed the subject during a recent interview with the New York Daily News, explaining, "Will Smith cannot come back because he’s too expensive, but he’d also be too much of a marquee name."