Original “Independence Day” comrades Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum need join the work-wanted queue at the San Fran fisheries just yet.
Twenty years after their blockbustery peaks, the Fresh Prince and The Fly have snagged a couple of plum roles in new tentpoles – one, not surprisingly, a sequel.
Smith is flirting with Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man”, while Goldblum looks to reprise his ‘Jurassic Park’ hero Ian Malcolm for the new “Jurassic World” sequel.
“Gemini Man”, from movie maestro Bruckheimer, centers on an assassin who faces off against himself, a clone who is younger and in his prime. The project had long been set up at Disney – with Harrison Ford I believe – but recently moved to David Ellison’s Skydance.
Meantime, Goldblum (soon in “Thor Ragnarok”) will join Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas-Howard in J.A Bayona’s dino-pole. Goldblum’s Malcolm hasn’t been seen in the franchise since Spielberg’s “The Lost World : Jurassic Park” about twenty years ago.