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Will Smith Shares His 'After Earth' Box Office Disappointment - 'It's Been 2 Decades Since I Didn't Have A Movie Open At #1'

  • By Courtney
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  • June 7, 2013 7:18 PM
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  • 155 Comments
For the average Hollywood actor, a $26.5 million opening weekend box office take for a movie they're starring in, would probably feel like a gift. But Will Smith isn't the average Hollywood actor. He's an international superstar who's seemingly *transcended* race, with appeal to almost every circle.
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On Will Smith's Seemingly Strategic Aversion To Controversial Roles...

  • By Adam Thompson
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  • May 30, 2013 2:33 PM
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As anticipation for Quentin Tarantino’s visionary “Southern,” Django Unchained, nears a fever pitch, my thoughts have turned to the man who was initially approached to essay the role that eventually went to Jamie Foxx – and what his ultimate refusal of such a controversial role means on a macro level.
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Will Smith Is Remaking 'The Wild Bunch' For Some Reason...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 14, 2013 5:18 PM
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It was in mid-2011 when it was first announced that Tony Scott was in talks with Warner Bros to direct a reboot of the 1969 Sam Peckinpah-directed seminal, influential classic The Wild Bunch. Scott was considering directing it as his follow-up to the Denzel Washington-Chris Pine action film Unstoppable.
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Will Smith Eyeing 2 New Projects: Katrina Drama 'American Can' & Assassin Thriller 'The Accountant'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 19, 2013 1:05 PM
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One of the dozens of projects on Will Smith's future slate... a film initially announced 4 years ago, in May 2009, when Sony Pictures and Smith's Overbrook Entertainment picked up the movie rights to the story of an ex-Marine who orchestrated the rescue of hundreds of his neighbors during the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
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Will Smith To Play Con-Artist In 'Focus' For Warner Bros.

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 17, 2013 8:54 PM
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UPDATE: Within minutes of posting this, Variety writer Justin Kroll posted the following on Twitter: "Update: Kristen Stewart no longer attached to FOCUS, Will Smith only actor involved with film"
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Janet Hubert To Will Smith: 'I'm Tired. Let's Come Together And End This 21-Year Saga'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 29, 2013 6:00 PM
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  • 27 Comments
We've covered the Janet Hubert/Will Smith/Fresh Prince of Bel Air controversy before, so I won't even bother rehashing. I think we are all somewhat familiar with the public battle between Janet Hubert, Will Smith and NBC, that led to the recasting of the role of Aunt Vivian, in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air's fourth season, in the mid-1990s, and all the drama that's since followed.

Will Smith's 'Independence Day' Step-Son Will Take Over In Sequels...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 27, 2013 5:04 PM
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”The humans knew that one day the aliens would come back [...] And they know that the only way you can really travel in space is through wormholes. So for the aliens, it could take two or three weeks, but for us that’s 20 or 25 years [...] It’s a changed world. It’s like parallel history. [Humans] have harnessed all this alien technology. We don’t know how to duplicate it because it’s organically-grown technology, but we know how to take an antigravity device and put it in a human airplane [...] It’s still some of the same characters, but also new younger characters; it’s a little bit like the sons take over [...] The first one ends on a little success, but only enough to give the humans hope. And then in the second one they free themselves again [from the aliens].”
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The Truth Comes Out! Will Smith Reveals The Real Reason Why He Rejected 'Django'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 25, 2013 10:58 AM
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  • 188 Comments
First, as I said when I reviewed the script for Django Unchained in the spring of 2011, after it was first announced that Will Smith was Quentin Tarantino's first choice to play Django...:
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Will Smith's 'Colossus: The Forbin Project' Adaptation Hires 'Men In Black' Scribe To Rework Script

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 16, 2013 1:43 PM
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This is one of about 30 different projects on Will Smith's slate of films to come. The man just continues to stack them up!
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Will Smith Is Searching For Talented, Undiscovered TV Writers (Entry Deadline Imminent)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 16, 2013 12:30 PM
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I had absolutely no idea this was happening. I just happened to stumble across it on my Facebook feed. I'm surprised there wasn't an official public announcement made; unless there was, and we just didn't get the memo, although we rarely miss stuff like this.
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