Jared Leto in talks to replace Will Smith in ‘Brilliance’

By Chelsea Lewis ,

Following his Oscar win, Jared Leto is going to replace Will Smith in the upcoming feature Brilliance from Legendary Pictures.

Deadline reported that Leto is currently in talks with director Julius Onah to join the film that had Will Smith attached as the lead. Noomi Rapace is attached the play the female lead in the film.

Smith had to leave the project due to a conflict with his lead role in the upcoming Ridley Scott movie that will focus on concussions that take place in the NFL.

Brilliance will tell the story of a future society, in which, 1% of the children born are savants with special powers. They are known as brilliants, Variety added.

The film is an adaptation of the Marcus Sakey novel. The script for Brilliance has been written by David Koepp. Joe Roth, Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will be producing the project.

Brilliance will be released by Universal through its Legendary deal.

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