Jaden Smith Becomes 'Boy Nobody'

Sony Pictures has acquired Allen Zadoff's young adult novel about a brainwashed young assassin who starts to feel emotions once again.

Jaden Smith will become Boy Nobody for Sony Pictures
Jaden Smith will become Boy Nobody for Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to Allen Zadoff's young adult novel Boy Nobody, which will serve as a starring vehicle for Jaden Smith.

The story centers on a teenage assassin (Jaden Smith) who was programmed not to feel any emotions. His life becomes more complicated when he finally starts to feel once again. The character is described as a teenage Jason Bourne. Sony beat out 20th Century Fox for the book rights, and although negotiations are currently under way, a deal has not been solidified yet.

No producers or screenwriters have been attached to the project yet, but it would come as no surprise if Jaden Smith's father, Will Smith, comes aboard through his Overbrook Entertainment banner.

No production schedule was given. The novel, which is the first in a planned trilogy, will be published next spring by Little, Brown.



Sources: Variety

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Comments (5)

  1. Fry_3000

    that title suits him perfectly

    3 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  2. Writer220

    If Will helps out, I'll stop watching his films. He needs to stay away from his kids films, seriously the kid needs to make his own mistakes in life as he did.

    3 years agoby @writer220Flag

  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    What's with young actors and these roles? Sheesh

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  4. K.Guy

    Pushing it.

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  5. ROFLitschristian

    Aww, that's mean.

    Oh wait that's the title.

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag