A few days before the Oscar was hosted, the director David Leitch backed off from a planned Netflix movie ‘Fast and Loose’, Will Smith was to be starred in the same. Rather than directing it, he preferred ‘Fall Guy’ where Ryan Gosling is to be starred for Universal and the production for the same is expected to be kicked off by the August of this year.
According to a source, Netflix has constantly been competing with Universal to get the upcoming project of Leitch but as one can see, Universal pulled ahead. Another source has made a speculation that to favor another project which certainly had a higher probability to win the best actor at the Oscars, Netflix called out for another director to take over the project. However, just when Smith slapped Chris Rock on the Oscar stage, Netflix silently move the project back to it.
NETFLIX TO STEP BACK FROM ‘FAST AND LOOSE’, A WILL SMITH FILM:
‘Fast and Loose’ was curated in such a manner, telling the story of the memory loss of the crime boss after a brutal attack. Pulling together the snippets of it all, he then learns that he possesses double identities, one as a broke CIA agent and another one as a wealthy kingpin.
From all of this, it could be understood that Netflix was considerably wary of pacing up the things. Though, it seems quite ambiguous if Netflix will try the same project with another character or director.
Smith now supposedly has Apple+’s ‘Emancipation’, which is a drama for slave escape for the process of post-production. The streamer had also figured out a debut in 2022 only, yet the dates have not been released.
Apple disregarded the comment. Or else, ‘Active Boys 4’ at Sony would have been in the phase of progressive development. Smith also received the script of 40 pages right before the Oscar, but will now prefer to pause.
In the statement that Will gave on April 1, resigning from the Academy, Smith added- “To bring about a change in oneself, it takes time and I’m now empowered to do the work and make sure that I never let the violence to overtake the reason for a certain thing.”