Actor Will Smith is reportedly in negotiations to star in a new crime thriller called Brilliance.

The 45-year-old Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star is said to be in talks to feature in the movie which is based on the best-selling novel by author Marcus Sakey, according to Vulture.

The movie will be based on a rare set of people born with extraordinary abilities, called "brilliants", who are assigned to hunt down a terrorist with similar abilities to avert him from starting a civil war.

Smith recently went viral after an appearance on Jimmy Fallon's Late Night Debut, where he helped perform the 'History of Rap Dances.'