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Will Smith to Star in Remake of ‘It Takes a Thief’

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Mar 23, 2006 | 10:48am EST

Actor Will Smith will star in the big screen version of 1960s TV series It Takes a Thief.

The TV version of the show starred Robert Wagner and ran from 1968-1970.

The Men in Black star will play a charming rogue who is blackmailed by the government into staging covert robberies for the good of his country.

The project has been in the works for over a decade and Michael Douglas was originally attached to play the lead.

Smith recently signed on after a new group of writers were brought in, and he will also co-produce the film.

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