Will Smith will be spending time in the Savannah area has he films his new movie "Gemini Man" with director Ang Lee.
In the movie, Smith plays Henry, a brilliant hit man past the prime of his career who finds he’s being hunted by a cloned younger version of himself. The clone can predict Henry’s every move and thought.
The film reportedly has been in development for 20 years, but recent technological advances have made it possible for Lee (of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Brokeback Mountain" fame) to bring his vision for the film to life.
The film’s location department has put in a request to film in the vicinity of the Isle of Hope Marina in early March, including Priests Landing dock.
The film also will spend time in Glennville, about 60 miles west of Savannah.
Actors Clive Owen and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are set to co-star with Smith in the film, which currently is set to arrive in theaters on Oct. 4, 2019.
Rose Locke Casting Savannah is handling the casting of local extras for the film. Currently, they are looking for a stand-in for Smith. You can find details on that and other roles here.
A recent convert to social media, Smith no doubt will show off the area while he’s here. You can follow him on Instagram here and YouTube here.