Los Angeles: Hollywood actor Will Smith has been signed to play the titular role in upcoming movie `The Legend of Cain`.
The 41-year-old star will play the lead role in the movie based on the Biblical story of brothers Cain and Abel, the star`s representative confirmed to a news daily.
The film will be incorporating a "vampiric twist" as in the Bible, Cain kills his brother Abel and is marked by God and sent to wander the earth, a more villainous role than Smith`s usual heroic parts.
The film will be produced by the Oscar-nominated actor`s own company, Overbrook Entertainment. However, before starring in the film he will be seen reprising his role as Agent J in `Men In Black 3` which goes
on floors this summer. The film is being slated for a summer 2012 release.