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Will Smiths Westbrook Studios, The Chainsmokers & NASCAR Team for Amazon Rom-Com

Smith and friends ‘go a hundred’ this time with a ‘Hitch’-esque, NASCAR-themed space com.

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Will Smith‘s production company is teaming up with many major players in Hollywood to develop a new form of romantic comedy called Clean air, per Deadline. NASCAR, actor Westbrook Studios, Amazon Studios and The Chainsmokers (yes, the same guys who made “#SELFIE”) production studio Kick The Habit are all in on the fun.

If you think it sounds like a strange group of players putting this movie together, make no mistake. And the origin story is interesting enough that one day it may deserve its own biopic. Despite (or perhaps due to) quarantine restrictions, two-thirds of The Chainsmokers found themselves through scripts to get their new production company up and running. They had their heart set on a romantic comedy, and by chance they stumbled upon the script written by Alison Rose Greenberg. Adding NASCAR to the mix just made sense because the band members have performed at multiple races and have a deep, appreciative connection to the sport.

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As for Smith’s commitment, it all started about 16 years ago with a romantic comedy called Pull. In it, Smith plays another love coach Kevin James, a fearsome guy who wants to ask a woman to get out of his league. The film invented the popular phrase “you never go the full hundred” in a scene where the two male leads share an awkward kiss. Eva Mendes also plays the role of Smith’s skeptical love interest in comedy. Clean air is about a NASCAR sports agent trying to get a former driver’s talented young daughter to compete in the sport, despite his sourness, and according to reports, the team at Westbrook enjoyed several of the similarities between the new script and Smith’s previous dabble in space. coms.

It’s uncertain whether Smith will star in the film, but he’s been heavily involved in it, so it’s not out of the question. Hans Westbrook Studios has several other projects currently in the works or on the way to release, including Planes, trains and cars which co-stars Kevin Hart together with Smith, Emancipation, which Apple landed in the biggest festival acquisition deal in film history, and the upcoming one King Richard, who plays Smith as Richard Williams, father of tennis champions Serena and Venus.

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