Brilliance Jared Leto to replace Will Smith

Dallas Buyers Club’s Jared Leto is in talks to replace Will Smith in sci-fi movie Brilliance

jared_letoJared Leto, fresh from winning an Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club, is in talks to replace Will Smith in sci-fi Brilliance.

Deadline reports that Leto is set to star alongside Noomi Rapace in the David Koepp-scripted film based on Marcus Sakey’s book, which “focuses on a world where a rare set of people are born with extraordinary abilities and are called ‘brilliants.’ At the center of the story is a federal agent with great hunting gifts who is drafted to track down a terrorist, another such brilliant who intends to start a civil war.”

If Leto signs on, it will be his first movie since his Best Supporting Actor Oscar win, and would be a major leading role for him. Dallas Buyers Club was his first film appearance for five years.

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