Will Smith to star as crime boss

Will Smith is slated to portray crime boss Nicky Barnes for the Netflix biopic The Council.

The film is “the never-before told story of a crime syndicate consisting of seven African-American men who ruled Harlem in the 1970s and early 80s.”

Dubbed “Mr. Untouchable” by the press, Barnes teamed with the Italian-American Mafia to head an international drug trafficking ring.

Barnes later become a federal informant.

Writing the series will be Peter Landesman (Concussion, Parkland).

Top Photo: Will Smith and Joel Edgerton in Bright (2017). Courtesy of: Netflix.

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