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Smith is a Thief

Published March 22, 2006 in Casting Update
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Columbia Pictures
Will Smith Will Smith in Hitch
Since Will Smith has somewhat disappeared from the radar ever since his romantic comedy Hitch, it is nice to hear of the actor resurfacing for some big films.

I guess It Takes a Thief to pull Smith out.

Will Smith for It Takes a Thief

According to Variety, Universal Pictures has picked up Will Smith to star in a feature adaptation of the TV series It Takes a Thief.

The original TV series starred Robert Wagner and had a short-lived run from 1968-70.

Smith will play a charming rogue who is blackmailed by the government into doing covert larceny for the good of his country. The film will put the professional thief in the employ of the CIA.

The project was originally set up at Universal a decade ago as a starring vehicle for Michael Douglas. The project has been on hold up until the picture house set its sights on Smith and rehashed the story with new writers David Elliot and Paul Lovett. David Elliot wrote the script for Four Brothers.

Will Smith will also produce the film with his Overbrook Entertainment partner James Lassiter, Kevin Misher, John Davis and Joe Singer.

Smith can also be seen in the upcoming film Pursuit of Happyness from director Gabriele Muccino and has a lineup of films ready to enter production including Tonight, He Comes and Time Share.

Stay tuned for updates.

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