Though he won’t be in Independence Day 2, Will Smith seems poised to return to the job of movie star, after a few years with the job as Willow and Jaden’s dad. He has Focus with Margot Robbie, Selling Time, City That Sailed, and now he’s in talks to star in Brilliance, an adaption of a Marcus Sakey novel. Set in a world where some people called brilliants have special talents, Smith would play a federal agent with incredible hunting abilities, tasked with tracking down a brilliant terrorist. Assuming this agent also has special likability skills, it sure sounds like a Will Smith movie. Welcome back, William.
Will Smith, movie star. Photo: Max Nash/AFP/Getty Images