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Will Smith to direct story of Cain and Abel

Will Smith will star on his directorial debut The Redemption of Cain

Will Smith is set to make his directorial debut with The Redemption of Cain, which tells the Biblical story of Cain and Abel.

Funded by Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment company, the project will act as both a vehicle for Smith to direct and star in, according to Deadline.com.

The original title for the film was The Legend of Cain. The title change to the softer word ‘redemption’ seems to suggest a more sympathetic portrayal of the two brothers who, according to the Bible, were the sons of Adam and Eve. with Cain commits the first murder by killing his brother.

Andrea Berloff – the screenwriter behind World Trade Center - is rewriting Will’s brother-in-law Caleeb Pinkett’s original script, which had Cain as a vampire.

Smith has picked a good time to reveal his directorial intentions. Men In Black 3 has just become the highest grossing film of the trilogy, raking in $599.4 million at the box offfice worldwide, more than doubled the return on its $225 million budget.

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