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

    ”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] h...

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    Will Smith Says He Wanted Tarantino To Rewrite 'Django Unchained'; Didn't Think Django Was The Lead

    While "Django Unchained" was pretty much an unqualified success in terms of awards and money taken in (a Best Picture nomination, two Oscars and $400 million worldwide), there'll always be an intriguing what-could-have-been hanging over it: Quentin Tarantino wrote the title character for Will Smith,...

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    The Truth Comes Out! Will Smith Reveals The Real Reason Why He Rejected 'Django'

    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

    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)

    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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    'Danger Is Real. Fear Is A Choice' - New 'After Earth' Poster Surfaces

    Here's a poster for After Earth - the Will Smith, Jaden Smith sci-fi adventure directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

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    Watch: The New Trailer For M. Night Shyamalan's 'After Earth' Starring Will & Jaden Smith Crash Lands

    So this summer, you'll have no shortage of Earth-as-a-barren-wasteland-and-metaphor-for-our-excess movies. Tom Cruise rides motorbikes alone next month in "Oblivion," and not too long after, M. Night Shyamalan delivers "After Earth," which presents the planet as having evolved to kill humans. It tur...

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    It Might Have Been Will Smith Or Jamie Foxx, But Nick Cannon Will Play Drug Dealer Rick Ross In Biopic

    Back in 2011 it was reported that Nick Cassavetes was gearing up to direct a biopic of the notorious former drug kingpin, Rick Ross (not the rapper, fyi). Cassavetes also penned the script, which focuses on Ross’ early days as a crack cocaine dealer in Miami. The story gets its weight from the fact ...

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    Casting Watch: Quvenzhané Wallis for 'Annie,' Saoirse Ronan Joins Ryan Gosling's Directorial Debut, Jennifer Aniston in for Bogdanovich's Latest

    Quvenzhané Wallis, the live-wire best actress nominee from "Beasts of the Southern Wild," is in contention to star in a remake of "Annie," directed by Will Gluck ("Easy A"), produced by Will Smith and Jay-Z.

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    Will Smith Explains Why Willow Smith Dropped Out Of 'Annie' Remake

    In case you missed the announcement last week, Willow Smith, who was to star in the upcoming Annie remake that Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and James Lassiter are producing, with Jay-Z (also one of the film's producers) scoring, is n...

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