Jared Leto in Talks for ‘Brilliance’

– by Gig Patta

Will Smith is out of “Brilliance.” And Jared Leto may be his replacement.

The “Dallas Buyers Club” actor indicated recently he wanted to focus on other projects, but it looks like he may found another good juicy role.

According to Variety, Legendary Pictures is in early negotiations with the actor. Leto just met with director Julius Onah.

“Brilliance” is based off the Marcus Sakey novel, in which the one percent of the children born in the world are savants (brilliants) who have special powers. The story specifically follows a federal agent who must hunt down a savant terrorist who wants to start a civil war.

David Koepp penned the script. Universal has the first-look deal with Legendary for distribution.

Source: Variety

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