Jared Leto in Talks to Replace Will Smith in Brilliance Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.17.2014
A new science fiction/superhero film...
As previously reported, Will Smith left the upcoming adaptation of Marcus Sakey's sci-fi/superhero novel Brilliance last month. Now, Universal and Legendary Pictures are in talks (per Variety) with Jard Leto to take on the lead role left vacant following Smith's departure. Leto would join Noomi Rapace in the film, which is written by David Koepp and directed by Julius Onah.
In Wyoming, a little girl reads people's darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They're called "brilliants," and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in—and betray his own kind.