Jared Leto in Talks to Replace Will Smith in BRILLIANCE

By Amirose Eisenbach June 18, 2014

While Will Smith has dropped out of sci-fi drama "Brilliance", a worthy replacement is now in talks to lead the film. Recent Oscar-winner Jared Leto recently met with director Julius Onah to discuss the prospect.

The screenplay for the film was written by David Koepp as adapted from Marcus Sakey's novel. The story revolves around a group of people with heightened cognitive abilities, coined as "brilliants". Leto would play federal agent Nick Cooper, who uses his special abilities to hunt bad seeds down.

Noomi Rapace from the Swedish "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" film, was set to star alongside Smith when he was attached. It's currently unknown at this time if she too will depart the picture or if she will potentially star opposite Leto, if he signs on.

While the concept may have been explored in various on-screen projects before, I am a sucker for sci-fi films dealing with social themes. Couple that with the potential talent they are locking in, and this could be a fun one.

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Source: Empire

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