Will Smith is set to make his directorial debut with The Redemption of Cain in which he will also star.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star is heading the project which tells the story of biblical characters Cain and his brother Abel, reports Deadline.

According to the Bible, Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve with the former committing the first murder by killing his brother.

The original title for the film was The Legend of Cain but it is believed the movie will now be a sympathetic portrayal after the word legend was changed to redemption.