Will Smith And David Leitch Team Up For Double Identity Thriller ‘Fast & Loose’

In the right kind of movie, Will Smith remains one of the true box office heavyweights. Lately, people only want to pay to see him in sequels like Bad Boys for Life, comic book flicks like Suicide Squad, or family-friendly stuff like Aladdin, but what about a thriller from Hobbs & Shaw, Deadpool 2, and John Wick mastermind David Leitch?

Deadline reports Smith will star in Fast & Loose, a memory-loss thriller to be directed by Leitch. The film has been in the works for a while, with Leitch previously on board just as a producer. But now he’s directing a script by The Meg duo Jon and Eric Hoeber that follows John Riley (Smith), who wakes up in Tijuana with no memory of who he was. He soon discovers that he was living two lives: one as a successful crime kingpin with everything a lavish lifestyle brings; the other as an undercover CIA agent with with no family, no money, just an ordinary guy. He must figure out which of these two identities is actually his, and whether that’s the one he truly wants.

Dude, take the money.

Both Smith and Leitch are pretty busy at the moment. Smith will be seen next in biopic King Richard, playing the role of Venus and Serena Williams’ father. He will follow that with Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming runaway slave drama Emancipation.  

Leitch is currently working on his action flick Bullet Train with Brad Pitt.

With Smith and Leitch on board, is there any wonder studios are engaged in a major bidding war to get their hands on this?

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.