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Will Smith and Russell Crowe To Star in Winter's Tale

Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, The Dark Tower) has been working on getting his first feature film directing gig to the big screen for quite awhile now. His project is an adaptation of Mark Helprin's 1983 novel Winter's Tale. The project hasn't gone anywhere since it was first announced last year due to financial issues, but today Vulture is reporting that the film has landed a couple of huge big name actors to help thrust the project into production... Will Smith and Russell Crowe.

The story is set in both nineteenth-century and present-day Manhattan, and follows "a petty thief who falls in love with the dying girl who inhabits the house he’s just burgled and the gangster boss bent on killing him." According to the report, Crowe is in negotiations to play Pearly Soames, the gangster boss, and Smith would end up playing a judge. They are still

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