We have grown accustomed to seeing Will Smith take on family-friendly, inspirational roles, but he’s about to change things up in the upcoming biopic, The Council.
In the movie, Smith will play American crime boss Nicky Barnes. Peter Landesman will write the script, which is significant because he also wrote Concussion. Smith earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor for his work in the film.
‘The Council’ “will tell the untold story of a crime syndicate consisting of the seven black men who ruled Harlem in the 1970s and early ’80s.”
It should be an interesting role for Smith to take on. As we said earlier, this is a bit of a detour in his career.
The Council will center on the syndicate’s head, Nicky Barnes, who was dubbed by the New York Times as ‘Mr. Untouchable.’ The film will focus on the Shakespearean court intrigue between Barnes and all the different members of the syndicate, as one unlikely rising protégé emerges.
No word on a release date, but we will keep you posted.[mashshare]