Noomi Rapace to star opposite Will Smith

PTI| Updated: May 13, 2014, 14:53 PM IST

Los Angeles: Actress Noomi Rapace is in talks to join Will Smith in the movie adaptation of Marcus Sakey`s novel `Brilliance`.

Legendary is producing the adaptation while Julius Onah is attached to direct the project from a script by David Koepp.

The story takes place in a world where a minority set of people are born with extraordinary abilities and are called "brilliants". A panic sets in among the human majority, bringing the world to a civil war, which is exactly what a section of people want, reportedly.

Smith is playing a federal agent, a brilliant with great hunting gifts who is drafted to hunt down a terrorist, another such brilliant, played by Rapace, who intends to start the civil war.

Rapace first found fame by playing the tattooed hacker heroine Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish adaptation of `The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo` movies.