Will Smith to plot first major acting comeback project with Paramount Pictures ‘Brilliance’

It appears that Will Smith is planning to return to acting almost six months after his infamous slap on stage comedian Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards.

According to time limitThe 53-year-old is set to star in filmmaker Sharmin Obaid-Chinoy’s feature directorial debut Brilliance with Paramount Pictures.

Described as Smith’s ‘passion project’, he would also produce the project with his longtime collaborator, director Akiva Goldsman, who wrote the screenplay.

Big comeback?  It appears that Will Smith is planning a return to acting, just six months after he infamously slapped comedian Chris Rock on stage at the 94th Academy Awards;  Smith as seen in March

Big comeback? It appears that Will Smith is planning a return to acting, just six months after he infamously slapped comedian Chris Rock on stage at the 94th Academy Awards; Smith as seen in March

Goldsman is behind several Smith-starring features, such as I, Robot (2004), I Am Legend (2007) and Hancock (2008).

Despite a potential career comeback, a source told Deadline that Smith has yet to “commit” to starring in the film.

Goldsman’s script was adapted from the novel of the same name by writer Marcus Psaki, who is also listed as one of the film’s producers.

It focuses on the 1% of the human population, who have been born with extraordinary abilities since 1980.

Brilliance: According to Deadline, the 53-year-old is being roped in to star in filmmaker Sharmin Obaid-Chinoy's feature directorial debut Brilliance with Paramount Pictures.  It is based on the novel of the same name by author Marcus Psaki.  Saki is also listed as one of the producers of the film.

Brilliance: According to Deadline, the 53-year-old is being roped in to star in filmmaker Sharmin Obaid-Chinoy’s feature directorial debut Brilliance with Paramount Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by author Marcus Psaki. Saki is also listed as one of the producers of the film.

Smith is expected to portray the film’s protagonist, federal agent Nick Cooper.

He is a ‘brilliant’ working for the Department of Analysis and Response which has used his abilities to track down terrorists.

When he is faced with his most dangerous target ever, a fellow gifted with a thirst for destruction, Cooper must “break everything he believes in” and betray his own kind. according essence,

Smith will produce Brilliance through his company, Westbrook Studios, along with co-president John Monae and producer Ryan Shimazaki.

For Goldsman, the acclaimed director will partner with producer Greg Lessons through Weed Road Pictures as well as Shane Salerno of The Story Factory and James Lassiter of Overbrook Entertainment.

Collaborative: Described as Smith's 'passion project', he would also produce the project with his longtime collaborator, director Akiva Goldsman, who wrote the screenplay;  Akiva as seen in 2021

Collaborative: Described as Smith’s ‘passion project’, he would also produce the project with his longtime collaborator, director Akiva Goldsman, who wrote the screenplay; Akiva as seen in 2021

History: Goldsman is behind several features starring Smith, such as I, Robot (2004), I Am Legend (2007) and Hancock (2008)

History: Goldsman is behind several features starring Smith, such as I, Robot (2004), I Am Legend (2007) and Hancock (2008)

Director Obaid-Chinoy has amassed an impressive resume of TV work and short films, including the Academy Award-winning shorts Saving Face and A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.

While this may be Smith’s acting return, the star has already put her first project on hold since making a splash at this year’s Academy Awards.

He was captured in Ecuador earlier this month on the set of the upcoming National Geographic and Disney+ documentary, Welcome to Earth.

The repentant actor traveled to India in April and was seen in Zanzibar, Tanzania in May with his wife Jada Pinkett, 50, where they worked on projects at the district hospital in Bagamoyo.

Return: While this may be Smith's acting return, the star has already put on hold of her first project since making a splash at this year's Academy Awards.  He was captured earlier this month in Ecuador on the set of the upcoming National Geographic and Disney+ documentary, Welcome to Earth;  Smith as seen in March

Return: While this may be Smith’s acting return, the star has already put on hold of her first project since making a splash at this year’s Academy Awards. He was captured earlier this month in Ecuador on the set of the upcoming National Geographic and Disney+ documentary, Welcome to Earth; Smith as seen in March

it was informed of On Tuesday Smith’s Apple TV+ film, Liberation, which completed shooting in late 2021, is rumored to be released in early December.

Due to the shock that Smith received after his Oscar Night slap, Diversity It was originally reported that Apple had decided to delay the film’s release to 2023.

Salvation, which was co-produced by Smith’s Westbrook studio, was originally slated for a fall premiere.

With a rumored December 2022 release on the horizon, this would make the film and Smith potential contenders for the upcoming awards season.

The Academy confirmed earlier this year that “any feature film should have a release date between January 1 and December 31, 2022”. time limit,

'The Slap': Smith is making a slow return to Hollywood since slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars in March;  picture of

‘The Slap’: Smith is making a slow return to Hollywood since slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars in March; picture of

Hitting a nerve: The comedian did this after making a bald joke about his wife, Jada, who shaved her head because she has baldness;  Smith and wife Jada as seen in February

Hitting a nerve: The comedian did this after making a bald joke about his wife, Jada, who shaved her head because she has baldness; Smith and wife Jada as seen in February

Smith has been making a slow return to Hollywood since slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars in March.

He did it when the comedian made a bald joke about his wife, Jada, who shaved her head because she has alopecia.

Less than an hour after his rage, Smith was awarded the Oscar for Best Actor and received a standing ovation for his tearful speech, in which he described himself as the protector of his family and to be a ‘vessel of love’. expressed desire.

Although he apologized to the Academy and his fellow nominees during his speech, he did not issue a public apology to Rock until the next day.

Banned: Although he apologized to the Academy and his fellow nominees during his speech, he did not issue a public apology to Rock until the next day;  Smith as seen in 2016

Banned: Although he apologized to the Academy and his fellow nominees during his speech, he did not issue a public apology to Rock until the next day; Smith as seen in 2016

Before the Academy could decide what punishment he should face for the incident, Will resigned from the organization.

Although his departure meant he could no longer vote for an Oscar, he was still able to attend the show.

Although the Academy has banned her from attending the ceremony for 10 years, she can still be nominated to win an Oscar.

He later posted an apology video on social media for slapping Rock, explaining that his conduct was ‘unacceptable’ and that Rock was ‘not ready to talk’ about what happened to him.

Not ready at all!  He later posted an apology video on social media for slapping Rock, explaining that his conduct was 'unacceptable' and that Rock was 'not ready to talk' about the incident;  The rock seen on 14 September

Not ready at all! He later posted an apology video on social media for slapping Rock, explaining that his conduct was ‘unacceptable’ and that Rock was ‘not ready to talk’ about the incident; The rock seen on 14 September

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