Casting News for Will Smith’s I Am Legend

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The Francis Lawrence-directed remake of The Omega Man, I Am Legend, is currently in production and filming in New York City and the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx. I have news that, in addition to starring Will Smith, the film will also feature the beautiful Salli Richardson Whitfield (who appeared in Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid and Antwone Fisher as Berta Davenport) and gorgeous Brazilian actress Alice Braga. And I would bet my Giants tickets that one of them will play Will’s love interest in the movie.

I Am Legend is based on the 1971 sci-fi, action thiller The Omega Man, which starred Charleton Heston, as Dr. Robert Neville, the last human male survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling themselves “The Family”. The plague has caused them to become sensitive to light, as well as homicidally psychotic. They believe science and technology to be the cause of the war and their punishment, and Neville, as the last symbol of science, the old world. Neville, using electricty, machinery, and science attempts to hold them at bay.

Photo Credit: Rosalind Cash and Charleton Heston in the 1971 film The Omega Man.