Will Smith-David Leitch park 'Fast & Loose' in Netflix's garage
Streaming giant Netflix has acquired the rights of Fast & Loose, marking another big win for the company in a highly competitive market. Hollywood superstar Will Smith will lead Fast & Loose, with David Leitch (Deadpool 2, and Hobbs & Shaw) being the director. Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber are the script writers. Here are all the details.
Netflix acquired the film from STXfilms, which is co-producing it with Westbrook Studios and 87North. Leitch and Kelly McCormick are the producers for 87North, along with Jon Mone and Ryan Shimazaki, and James Lassiter from Smith's Westbrook Studios. Hoebers have written its screenplay, which has the 52-year-old playing a character named John Riley.
Riley finds himself in Tijuana, Mexico, without any memory. He follows a series of clues to know more about himself. It leads him to find out that he has been living two lives: One as a "crime kingpin" and the other as an "undercover CIA agent." Riley, as a crime world's leader, lives a lavish life, surrounded by beautiful women and expensive toys.
Meanwhile, as a CIA agent, he has no family or home, aka zero success. Well, the twist in the story is that the character will not know which person is his true identity. Moreover, he will be stuck deciding which life to live and which not. For now, Smith's hands are full with many interesting projects. His production house too is backing several ventures.
Smith will next feature in Warner Bros.' biographical drama King Richard. In the movie, the star will play the role of Richard Williams, father, and coach of tennis players Venus and Serena Williams. Separately, the remake of 1980s John Huges's classic Planes, Trains and Automobiles is also lined up for Smith, along with Kevin Hart.