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Will Smith to Star in 'Bounty' for Paramount
(Exclusive) Hollywood Reporter
FEBRUARY 18, 2015 12:17pm PT by Rebecca Ford, Borys Kit
Sascha Penn wrote the script for the action-thriller.
Paramount Pictures has bought Sascha Penn's spec scriptBounty, with Will Smith attached to
star.
The story is set in Boston and centers on a man (Smith) who is wrongly convicted of murder. He
escapes from prison determined to prove his innocence — a nearly impossible task after the
widow of the man he supposedly killed puts a $10 million bounty on him, dead or alive.
Smith's Overbrook Entertainment will produce the action-thriller along with Adam
Kolbrenner of Madhouse Entertainment. Madhouse's Robyn Meisinger will exec produce.
Paramount's Alana Mayo was the exec that championed the project in a competitive situation.
Smith will next be seen in Warner Bros.' Focus, hitting theaters on Feb. 27. His upcoming
projects include football drama Concussion (out Christmas Day) and Warner Bros.' Suicide
Squad, in which he'll play Deadshot. He's repped by CAA.
Penn is attached to write the script for MGM's The Idolmaker and is writing a firefighter project
for Lionsgate with Jeff Chan attached to direct. He previously sold the pitch Yakuza vs. Mafia to
Good Universe and the sci-fi spec The Ditch to Warner Bros. He’s repped by CAA, Madhouse
Entertainment and attorney Gordon Bobb.