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Will Smith To Play Harlem Crime Boss ‘Nicky Barnes’ in Netflix Film

Will Smith To Play Harlem Crime Boss ‘Nicky Barnes’ in Netflix Film

The bag never stops for Will Smith who continues to secure another bag as he locks in a new role for a Netflix movie.

Smith will be playing Nicky Barnes in the film The Council. Peter Landesman the screenwriter for the film, will explore the true story of seven African-American men who ruled Harlem around the 70’s.

Nicky Barnes, born Leroy Nicholas Barnes, formed ‘The Council’ an organized crime group that controlled a big chunk of the heroin trade in Harlem, New York. Barnes was sentenced to life imprisonment, but then became a government informant for the FBI.

Nicky Barnes
Nicky Barnes

Netflix’s summarized the movie as: “The never-before told story of a crime syndicate consisting of seven African-American men who ruled Harlem in the 1970s and early 80s. No ordinary crime syndicate; The men dreamed of a self-sufficient and self-policing African American city-state, funded by revolutionizing the drug game.”

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“Nicky Barnes, dubbed ‘Mr. Untouchable’ by the New York Times, and all the different members as one unlikely rising protégé emerges.”

Smith will also be one of the producers for the film. There hasn’t been a hint about the film’s release or any trailers leaked, but we can definitely look forward to seeing this on our screens.

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