Will Smith to star in David Leitch's "Fast & Loose"

Writer: Heidi Hsia

8 Feb – Will Smith is set to star in an upcoming spy-thriller, to be directed and produced by David Leitch ("John Wick", "Deadpool 2").

The actor reportedly will play the role of John Riley, a successful crime boss who wakes up with no memory after being left for dead in the new film "Fast & Loose".

Smith's character eventually finds out that he has been living two different lives - one as the head of a criminal organisation, the other as a broke and lonely CIA agent. The problem is that he can't remember which of these two personas is his true identity, and more importantly, which life he really wants to live.

Aside from starring in the movie, Smith will also be co-producing the film written by Jon and Eric Hoeber through his own company, Westbrook Studios.

This will be the second film Smith has signed on this year after saying yes to playing the lead in Antoine Fuqua's "Emancipation", which will revolve around an American slave escaping Louisiana.

Although Smith has had more misses than hits in recent years, many believed that the upcoming collaboration with Leitch will be a great one, as the director is known for his ability to properly showcase talents in his movies without hurting the storyline.

Smith was last seen on "Bad Boys for Life" - the third film in the "Bad Boys" trilogy co-starring Martin Lawrence.

Smith and Lawrence in 2020's "Bad Boys For Life"

Leitch previously helmed "Deadpool 2"
Cinema Online, 08 February 2021