Only An “American Can” With Denzel’s Help

It looks like Will Smith is set to offer Denzel Washington the lead role in his Hurricane Katrina drama “The American Can” reports Vulture.

The film follows the real-life harrowing ordeal suffered by the residents of an apartment complex trapped in eleven feet of fetid water for two days following Katrina. A 6’7″ ex-Marine named John Keller stayed behind to ward off looters and help care for the dozens of aged or infirm residents who couldn’t evacuate.

“The Blind Side” writer-director John Lee Hancock penned the script and will direct. Smith is producing the film and at one time looked set to possibly star as well but has now passed on that due to his commitment to M. Night Shyamlan’s “One Thousand A.E.”.