Will Smith Signs On For 'The Legend Of Cain'

Will Smith arrives at the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Seven Pounds' Will Smith arrives at the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Seven Pounds'

Will Smith is about to play a “Legend” of Biblical proportions.

The “I Am Legend” actor will play the title role in “The Legend of Cain,” based on the Biblical story of brothers Cain and Abel, the star’s rep reportedly confirmed to Entertainment Weekly.

Like “I Am Legend,” however, the upcoming film will incorporate “a vampiric twist,” according to Deadline. In the Bible, Cain kills his brother, Abel, and is marked by God and sent to wander th earth — a more villainous role than Will’s usual heroic parts.

The star’s own Overbrook Entertainment will produce the film.

Before he takes on the Old Testament, Will will reprise his role as Agent J in “Men In Black 3,” which begins production this summer. The film is currently slated for a summer 2012 release.

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