Tuesday, March 1, 2011

David O. Russell to Direct Will Smith in Modern Day Story About Job?

Last July we learned that Will Smith was looking to tackle another vampire story with the Biblically inspired story The Legend of Cain. Now it looks like another project with foundations in the Bible has caught the actor's eye. Movie B.S. (via Collider) caught up with writers Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (The Fighter) where they revealed a new project called Joe, a modern day re-telling of the story of the Biblical character Job. Apparently the writers sold it to Sony with Smith attached to play Joe and produce via his Overbrook Entertainment production banner. Oh, and David O. Russell may even end up directing this one too.

Here's what Tamasy had to say about the project:
It?s a modern version of the story of Job. [Will Smith will] be playing 'Joe.' The movie?s called 'Joe.' It?s about a man [who is living] the American dream. He?s got the ...

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