Will Smith in talks to star in Ang Lee's new film Gemini Man

Will Smith's Gemini Man centers on an ageing assassin who has to fight against his clone, who is 25 years younger and in his prime.

IANS April 26, 2017 16:57:13 IST
Will Smith in talks to star in Ang Lee's new film Gemini Man

Los Angeles: Actor Will Smith is in negotiations to star in Gemini Man.

Will Smith in talks to star in Ang Lees new film Gemini Man

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Along with Smith, Ang Lee is also in negotiations to direct the action thriller with Jerry Bruckheimer producing the film, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

Gemini Man centers on an ageing assassin who has to fight against his clone, who is 25 years younger and in his prime.

Back in 1997, the project was first set up at Disney as a pitch by Darren Lemke, while Don Murphy was set to produce the movie and Tony Scott was attached to direct. The original concept was to have an actor such as Harrison Ford to play the older assassin and someone like Chris O'Donnell to play the younger one.

The concept was later revised, with the idea of one actor playing both parts. However, the project was considered impossible to be filmed due to the lack of technology.

Skydance Media, an American film and television production company, picked up the project in 2016, believing that technology nowadays has caught up to have someone like Smith playing two people with different ages who fight against each other.

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