March 27, 2022. The exact moment Will Smith slaps Chris Rock during the Oscars hiatus. AFP photo
Since the news can basically be summarized like this: Will Smith returns to tackle a project after (never said better) played slap gate in the latest edition of the Oscars the first question is obvious: Will Chris Rock visit her?
Is that Smith is ready to produce (for now only that) an adaptation of the novel brilliance in what will be his first project after the Oscar night of the “big hit” …
behind the camera will be the prestigious Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Four-time Emmy winner, Obaid-Chinoy comes from directing episodes 4 and 5 of the series Ms. Marvel for Disney +. You can also proudly show off two Oscars, for documentaries Face Saving Y A girl in the river.
The adaptation of Marcus Sakey’s novel will be produced by Paramount Pictures and has been called an “exciting project” by Academy Award winner Will Smith and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, who collaborated on I, Robot, I am the legend Y Hancock.
Smith’s “big hit”
Going back to the beginning, then, if the news today is that Will Smith is back after “the big hit” in the latest episode of the Oscars, last Sunday 27 MarchLet’s briefly recall the facts.
That date will be a before and after in his career. First was the premature reaction, slap included, on stage at the Dolby Theater in Chris Rock, for a “joke” about the alopecia of his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Then, after winning, for the first time, the Oscar for Best Male Performance for King Richard: a winning family.
In the commercial break that followed the slap, Smith’s press officer rushed to the actor in the room. So did Denzel Washington, and a few words of the actor from Training day were used by Smith – that “When the devil comes to you, it’s because you’re trying to do something right” – in his speech thank you for receiving the Oscar.
Later the actor men in black he would regret it, apologize to RockI apologize to the Hollywood Academy and would resign as a member Of the same.
According to the magazine People, shortly after the scandal, Smith traveled to India – where he posed in front of several photographers at an airport – with “spiritual purposes”, therapy and / or yoga included.
And before this return was confirmed, even as a producer, the doubt was there what would happen emancipationthe film for AppleTV + directed by Antoine Fuqua. So far it seems it would be released in December. Will have to see …