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Josh Lucas Gets "Smart"

Josh LucasAccording to Variety, Josh Lucas ("Poseidon" and "Glory Road") has signed on for "Smart," a film based on the eccentric life of GQ and Esquire magazine founder David Smart.

"Smart" centers on the magazine powerhouse whose life was consumed by his fear of germs. He and a circle of colleagues created a long string of classroom instructional films on health and hygiene. Meanwhile, he led an unorthodox personal life and was known for his womanizing and affinity for shirtless photos of himself.

Lucas will star as a fictional FBI investigator who infiltrates Smart's world. The title character has yet to be cast (though I hope it's someone hot if he's shirtless a lot).

Charlie Peters ("Krippendorf's Tribe" and "My Father the Hero") wrote the screenplay.

Earlier this spring, Lucas also signed on to play a fictional journalist in the untitled thriller inspired by the Bernard-Henri Levy book "Who Killed Daniel Pearl?" about a TV news personality sheds his celebrity to investigate the terrorist-related murder of a reporter in the Middle East.

No release date has been slated for "Smart." -- Shannon Nolley

Posted by Shannon on June 20, 2006 10:00 PM
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