Jordan Peele Rumored Interested In Will Smith for new Horror Film?

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I’m not one to dismiss wild ideas, but either Jordan Peele is even more genius than so far he appears to be for this, or badly off base. Definitely I don’t want to bet against Peele’s talent, but this rumored idea — and it’s just that, a rumor — seems pretty out there.

Already I’m nervous about Chris Rock in a freaking Saw movie (see: FIRST LOOK: Spiral: From the Book of Saw), but Will Smith in a horror. Will Smith? I don’t know. Not even sure if Will Smith knows (see: Will Smith in 2007 Described His Acting as “slightly above average”)

Not only would having an A-list star like Smith in the lead create more interest and visibility for the project, but the horror genre would mark unproven ground for the actor. Too often it seems as though Will Smith coasts by on his natural charisma without really sinking his teeth into a character and a collaboration with Jordan Peele would no doubt mark an exciting change of pace.

Jordan Peele Reportedly Eyeing Will Smith To Star In His New Horror Film

Am not totally against the concept because sometimes the wildest mismatches work creatively (hello, remember Uncut Gems ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ with Adam Sandler in a frenetic thriller?), also I’m reminded that Will Smith was great in Ali ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ , so maybe he’ll be really good in a horror movie.

Here’s my piece of advice should this project come to fruition: keep the budget low. Considering Will Smith will command probably double digit millions to star in the film, that might make this more challenging, but producers should remember that star power does not always guarantee a hit movie — cough, Gemini Man⭐️⭐️, cough.

What do you think of Will Smith in a horror movie? Right genre for him? Have to wait and see? Curious?

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