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Will Smith Producing Flick On African-American Explorer Dr. S. Allen Counter

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(AllHipHop News) Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment is developing a movie for Sony that will be based on modern-day explorer/neuroscience professor Dr. S. Allen Counter.

Counter is currently the director of the Harvard Foundation of Harvard University and has authored and produced a number of books about African’s and African-Americans.

According to Variety, Will Smith is attached as a producer along with James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz and actress Debbie Allen.

Will Smith has worked with Dr. Counter in the past and in recent months, the pair worked together to assist victims of a devastating earthquake that leveled the city of Port-Au-Prince and killed over 300,000 people in January.

Dr. Counter is noted explorer who is also responsible for discovering a group of African-descended people in the Andes in 1993.

Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment recently scored box office success with the release of The Karate Kid, which starred his son Jaden and has pulled in over $150 million dollars worldwide, since its release on June 11th.

Excerpt from AllHipHop.com

http://allhiphop.com/stories/news/archive/2010/07/14/22297235.aspx

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