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Will Smith Boards "Wild Bunch" Reboot

By Garth Franklin Wednesday May 15th 2013 03:34AM

Will Smith is in talks to star in and produce a reboot of Sam Peckinpah's classic 1969 Western "The Wild Bunch" at Warner Bros. Pictures and Overbrook Entertainment.

The original followed a group of aging outlaws that plan one last score on the Texas-Mexico border as the traditional American West changes around them in 1913.

The new version involves cartels south of the border and follows a disgraced D.E.A. agent who assembles a team to go after a Mexican drug lord and his fortune.

Smith and Jerry Weintraub will produce and a new writer is currently being sought.

Source: The Wrap

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