Jared Leto to Replace Will Smith in ‘Brilliance’

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Jared Leto to Replace Will Smith in ‘Brilliance’

Will Smith couldn’t accept his own Brilliance, but his loss is Jared Leto’s gain.

Deadline reports the Oscar-winning star of Dallas Buyers Club is stepping into Smith’s shoes for the Legendary Pictures sci-film directed by Julius Onah. Based on Marcus Sakey’s novel of the same name, Brilliance takes place in a world where certain people called “brilliants” are born with special abilities. One such brilliant is a federal agent with extraordinary hunting skills; he’s sent to track down a rogue brilliant who intends to start a civil war.

Noomi Rapace of Prometheus and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is set for the female lead. There’s no release date set yet.