Will Smith is, according to The Wrap, eyeing a leading role in an contemporary remake of Sam Peckinpah’s 1969 western classic The Wild Bunch. He would also likely come aboard the project as a producer.
Set in 1913, the original film starred William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Edmond O’Brien, Ben Johnson and Warren Oates as a band of outlaws in the final days of the wild west. The new version would follow a team of DEA agents who assemble to take on a Mexican drug cartel.
Smith, who last summer headlined Men in Black 3, can be seen starring opposite his son, Jaden Smith, in the upcoming After Earth. He’s also set to play a supporting role in Akiva Goldsman’s directorial debut Winter’s Tale, to headline Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s crime romance Focus and to then return as Agent J for Men in Black 4.
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