Fans Make Their Voices Heard as Netflix Casts Will Smith in the New ‘The Family Man’ Movie

Published 04/14/2023, 11:00 AM EDT

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Will Smith is having a hard time returning to the limelight following his controversial slap at the Oscar ceremony. During the promotion of his movie Emancipation, he urged fans to not let the past overshadow the hard work of his team. The result of the film clearly stated that fans are ready to watch him on the silver screen no matter what he does. However, the viewers are now lashing out at the Men in Black star as Netflix announces his lead role in an upcoming movie.

An exclusive report from Giant Freakin Robot recently revealed that Will Smith is set to star in the new Netflix movie The Family Man. This is the second time the Oscar winner will be doing a live-action movie. Earlier, the American superstar starred in the 2019 film Aladdin, for which he garnered admiration from viewers and critics.

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Unfortunately, those times are long past when fans used to shower him with love and praise. It appears that the unconventional style his family follows in their lives has started to affect his career. Netizens are bashing him badly, saying he is not the right fit for this role. Meanwhile, others are mocking his eldest son Jaden with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.

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Everything we know about The Family Man starring Will Smith 

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According to the reporting website, The Family Man will be based on the origin story, where a father becomes the caregiver of his children. The Bad Boys star will play the role of a thriving businessman who is left alone with his kids after his wife leaves town for some work. Moreover, the film will reunite the director Andy Tennant and Will Smith who worked together in the 2005 romantic comedy Hitch.

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Other cast members who will join him for this project have not been confirmed yet. Meanwhile, it can be a great project considering the experience of the 54-year-old in this genre. Viewers are aware of the iconic role he played for years in the famous sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. 

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Do you have a similar opinion as the other social media users regarding Will Smith? Tell us your views in the comment section.

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Shikha Arya

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Shikha Arya is an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie. She is a hardcore fan of Hollywood Dreamy Cinema and loves to watch contemporary series and movies like Stranger Things, A Perfect Pairing, and Tall Girl, among others. Other than writing her hobbies include reading novels, cycling, and mindfulness.

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