Will Smith Leaves Cannes With $120 Million Deal

Published: Friday 3rd Jul 2020 by David

Will Smith‘s star power is unwavering.

Find out how and why the actor’s pull at the box helped him close a deal worth over $120 million below…

After the global health crisis forced organisers to cancel the film festival, Smith and his collaborator Antoine Fuqua stepped into Cannes digital realm days ago to find a home for their movie ‘Emancipation’.

The movie tells the tale of an enslaved African man who hatches a dangerous but inspiring plan to find a freedom in a world poisoned by chattel slavery. His character is to be based on the life of a man named “Whipped Peter”.


Once there, the men received a number of offers from companies keen to bag the movie and use it to drive consumers and their wallets into their pockets.

Now it has emerged that Apple came out on top.

The winning bid? $105 million. That figure glides over the $120 million mark when “back end gross buyouts” are taken into consideration.

Proof, that even after almost thirty years in the business, Smith stands as one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood.

Experts with inside knowledge of the deal say it is “the largest film festival acquisition deal in film history”.

A due date for the release will be announced shortly.


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  1. Pat July 3, 2020

    August u in danger girl

  2. tyty July 3, 2020

    Looking to cash in on the current racial climate. When will they start pouring money into films that portray black excellence not just slavery? Hannibal Barca, Mansa musa and his predecessor who is actually thought to have travelled to America before that fraud Columbus to name a few.

  3. Da baddest bee in the game July 3, 2020

    No more slavery films, please!

  4. Drinkmybussyjuice July 3, 2020

    Although this is a will smith movie. This will flop. Ppl right now more than every are tired of slavery movies. Not the type of movies we need rn.

  5. Bam July 3, 2020

    Yay another film about slavery….wake TF up Hollywood. Put that energy into a film series of the book series “The children of Blood and Bone” or an all black sci fi, or other fantasy epic.

  6. Ropeburn July 4, 2020

    Just think of the deals MoNique could have made if she’d have got her ass on that plane and went over there to promote Precious.

  7. Slick July 4, 2020

    Will can do no wrong in my eyes. I appreciate the guys work no matter what. I wish him good luck on this.

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