Will Smith boards new Netflix true crime drama The Council playing New York crime boss Nicky Barnes

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Mail Online—While coming off his blockbuster Aladdin and with another potential hit in Gemini Man coming soon, Will Smith has just landed his next role in Netflix's The Council.

Will Smith to Play NYC Crime Boss Nicky Barnes in Netflix Movie 'The Council'. Has Will Smith found his American Gangster? The two-time Oscar nominee is set to star in Netflix's crime drama The Council, in which he'll play notorious New York City crime boss Nicky Barnes, Collider has learned. Concussion filmmaker Peter Landesman wrote the script, which delves into the never-before told story of a crime syndicate consisting of seven African-American men who ruled Harlem in the 1970s and early '80s. This was no ordinary crime syndicate, as the men dreamed of a...