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Will Smith will play romantic superhero. The ''Hitch'' star will play the lead in ''Tonight, He Comes,'' about a fallen hero who woos a Brooklyn housewife

Will Smith | IF THERE'S A WILL... Since Smith joined Tonight , it has moved to the top of the list of scripts that will get produced
Image credit: Will Smith: Domenico Stinellis/AP
IF THERE'S A WILL... Since Smith joined Tonight, it has moved to the top of the list of scripts that will get produced

Having long proven his box office mettle as an action hero, and having done the same this month as a romantic lead in Hitch, Will Smith will try both at the same time. According to Variety, Columbia is developing Tonight, He Comes as a vehicle for Smith. He'd play a fallen, depressed superhero living in Brooklyn who drinks, smokes, and has one-night stands, until he falls in love with a married woman, a local housewife. The screenplay, written by Vincent Ngo six years ago, has long been at the top of many a mogul's pile of best unproduced scripts; apparently, the dark, adult tone has made greenlighting difficult. Now, however, the project has a top star, a top producer (Collateral's Michael Mann), and a top director (Terminator 3's Jonathan Mostow). Look for Tonight to come to theaters around Christmas 2006.

Originally posted Feb 17, 2005
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