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Ms. Marvel’s Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Directing Will Smith-Produced Pic Brilliance

The controversy about the way forward for Will Smith’s profession continues after the incident on Oscar evening this yr, however he is actually making strikes to maintain issues on monitor. He is nonetheless connected to provide and probably star in Paramount sci-fi film Brilliance, which has lastly landed a director in Ms. Marvel‘s Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

Brilliance, which adapts the primary guide in Marcus Sakey’s collection, has been one thing of a ardour mission for Smith, who has been connected to provide — and almost certainly star – for a couple of years now.

Whereas David Koepp wrote the preliminary script draft, it has lengthy since moved on to Akiva Goldsman, who’s on to provide alongside Smith. Brilliance is about in world the place 1% of the inhabitants has developed enhanced cognitive talents. Labelled “brilliants,” they’ve each helped and harmed the human race, as some have turned their superior abilities to terrorism.

Smith is about to play federal agent Nick Cooper, a “good” who has put his personal powers of perceptive evaluation to make use of looking the unhealthy seeds down. He is additionally coping with the federal government seeking to take his powered daughter and ship her to a college for individuals who have talents.

Although Julius Onah was connected to direct for some time, the job is now Obaid-Chinoy’s. With 4 Emmys and two Oscars already, she’s no slouch within the shot-calling division.

In associated Will Smith information, Apple has reportedly determined it should now launch the actor’s subsequent movie, the Antoine Fuqua-directed Emancipation this December, setting it up for a possible awards run (even when Smith banned from Oscar occasions for a decade.)

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