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    Will Smith Set To Star In High-Budget Crime Thriller ‘Sugar Bandits’ Directed By Stefano Sollima

    Will Smith fans can fasten their seatbelts as the evergreen actor is set to grace their screens with a high-budget action thriller directed by Stefano Sollima. Known for his work on projects like ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado‘ and ‘Gomorrah’, Sollima promises to bring an exciting watch with Will Smith in the lead.

    Titled ‘Sugar Bandits‘, the film will be based on Chuck Hogan’s novel ‘Devils In Exile’, and has on board an impressive lineup of talent both in front of and behind the camera. Here’s all we know about this exciting upcoming project.

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    ‘Sugar Bandits’ Is An Action-Packed Thriller With Will Smith As The Lead

    Will Smith
    Will Smith

    Sugar Bandits‘ is set to bring an action-packed story to the screens with Will Smith assuming the lead role. Other than being the main actor, Smith will also work as a co-producer for the film. Along with him, Jon Mone for Westbrook Studios and Stuart Ford for AGC Studios will also helm the production of the film.

    The movie will be financed by AGC Studios and is set to start production in the fall. With its announcement coming right before the Cannes Market, the film has already generated quite a buzz. The production of the film is expected to begin by next fall.

    Though Will Smith would be the face of the film, what has added to its anticipation is Sollima’s involvement as the director. He has a track record of exploring complex themes of law, order, and criminality in his past films. With his experience in both film and television, with an excellent flair for telling stories that fall under the crime genre, Sollima is expected to add heavy quality to ‘Sugar Bandits

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    Stefano Sollimo Is Renowned For His Productions Under The Crime Genre

    Will Smith
    Will Smith

    Stefano Sollima has garnered some critical acclaim for most of his work both on the big and the small screen. Some of his most notable projects include the upcoming Italian Netflix four-part series, ‘Il Mostro’, which is based on serial killer The Monster of Florence. Sollima co-wrote, produced, and directed the show, and the anticipation around its release is quite high.

    Another one of his notable works is the Italian Netflix film, ‘Adagio’, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year, which also he co-wrote, produced, and directed. Besides, ‘Without Remorse’ starring Michael B Jordan, and ‘Sicario: Day Of The Soldado’ starring Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Catherine Keener, and Isabela Moner, were also some of his superhit productions.

    With Will Smith set to be at the center of Sollimo’s next project, the film’s cast and crew are rounded out by notable names such as Chuck Hogan, known for his work on ‘The Town’, while additional casting is underway.

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    Aishwarya is a Senior Sub-Editor at First Curiosity. Working as a news writer for over 3 years, she has written on an array of things for a couple of media houses in different capacities. With writing as her outlet, she is now exploring the world of art and glamour. She has previously been associated with ETV Bharat and India Today as part of national editorial teams. With a fair share of work done covering national and international issues, she is now navigating through her abilities in the field of films and art. A movie and TV show buff, Aishwarya at First Curiosity tries to bring forth what a layman's eye might easily miss out on. Her flair for words and ability to convey what's between the lines are her biggest strengths. Her love for films and writing stems from her fondness for words and all things artsy. An avid reader and writer alike, Aishwarya likes to delve into any and all forms of art. When not tapping on her keyboard churning out articles, she can be found staring at books or screens, trying to find stories that'll help her explore the world and its portrayal through art better.


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