Will Smith takes on Will Smith in Ang Lee’s Gemini Man

The Fresh Prince hasn’t had a high top fade in a while, and now it’s back (well, not that high), with a new behind the scenes look at Gemini Man, starring Will Smith and … Will Smith.

Directed by Ang Lee, the action-thriller features Smith as elite assassin Henry Brogan, who’s being hunted by someone who can predict his every move. Maybe you hate spoilers but even the trailers spell it out: Henry is hunted by his younger self, Junior.

Joining Smith are actors Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong.

Director Ang Lee and Will Smith on the set of Gemini Man from Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

What makes the movie even more special than usual is that the younger Will Smith won’t be created with de-aging effects or face replacement on a body double. Junior is touted to be fully digital (with mo-cap from Smith), and while he won’t be the first fully-digital creation, it hasn’t really been done on humans. The uncanny valley awaits.

It’s been a while since The One, and while Will Smith ain’t quite Jet Li, he’s a great action star in his own right, so we’re pretty excited.


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