Friday, May 22, 2009
Actor Smith to make Katrina Film
Actor Will Smith has agreed to produce a movie telling the true story of a man who rescued hundreds of people after Hurricane Katrina, reports suggest. Ex-marine John Keller was nicknamed The Can Man after saving 244 people from flooding during the disaster.
Trade newspaper The Hollywood Reporter said that Smith's production company and Sony Pictures had bought the movie rights to his story. John Lee Hancock will direct the project, called The American Can. Hancock, whose previous films include The Rookie and The Alamo, will also write the script.