Jared Leto to replace Will Smith in Brilliance

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Jared Leto is in talks to replace Will Smith in “Brilliance”, Legendary’s adaptation of the Marcus Sakey novel, says THR.

Julius Onah directs the project, based on a script by “Jurassic Park” scribe David Koepp.

Noomi Rapace also stars in the film.

Sakey’s book takes place in a world where a rare set of people are born with extraordinary abilities and are called “brilliants.”

While talks are still quite early on, if Leto decides to take on the role, he’ll play a federal agent with great hunting gifts who is drafted to hunt down a terrorist, another such brilliant who intends to start a civil war.

Smith quit the film at the end of May, citing scheduling clashes.