Will Smith, Russell Crowe Tell A “Tale”

Russell Crowe is confirmed and Will Smith is said to be attached to Akiva Goldsman’s directorial debut “Winter’s Tale” reports Vulture.

An adaptation of Mark Helprin’s 1983 novel, the $75 million fantasy drama follows Peter Lake, an orphaned mechanic who tries to rob a palatial West Side mansion. There he meets a young dying girl who he becomes determined to save.

A flying white horse also configures into the story which is set in both 19th Century and contemporary Manhattan. Shooting kicks off later this year.

Crowe will play a gangster boss with Smith appearing as a judge. Both actors have worked with Goldsman at least twice before.