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Will Smith to star in Stefano Sollima's directorial venture 'Sugar Bandits'

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Los Angeles, May 14 (PTI) Italian filmmaker Stefano Sollima, known for "Without Remorse" and "Sicario: Day of the Soldado", is set to direct action thriller "Sugar Bandits" starring Will Smith.

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According to entertainment news outlet Variety, the movie is based on Chuck Hogan's novel "Devils In Exile".

"Sugar Bandits" will see Smith play the role of a former special forces soldier who runs an elite vigilante squad working to wipe out the drug trade in Boston.

He will also pull a double duty as a producer along with Jon Mone through Westbrook Studios with Ryan Shimazaki overseeing.

Stuart Ford will produce for AGC Studios, which is fully financing; and Richard Abate (13 Hours) will produce for 3 Arts Entertainment. Sollima's producing partners Gina Gardini will executive-produce and Ludovico Purgatori will co-produce the film. PTI ATR RDS RDS RDS

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