The Hollywood superstar could make himself at least 10 million richer as the dramatization of his eye-opening memoir, titled Will, is set to be adapted for the screen.
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He may already be worth an estimated $350 million (£268 million) but it looks likely Will Smith will make at least another ten million dollars as a bidding war has raged for the right to turn the small fortune. his history into a compelling drama.
Last year, the 53-year-old Oscar-nominated candidate moved fans by releasing a memoir titled Will, which tells about his past and secrets about his glittering and successful life.
Now, multiple streaming services are said to be trying to outbid each other to secure the rights to turn his self-written book into a hit show or movie.
And it is claimed the star will strike an “eight figure” deal for the rights to his life story – meaning he will be paid at least $10m (£7.7m). Brother).
A source told The Sun: “When he signed the book deal, he did so with an accompanying biography in mind.
“Now all the streaming services are clamoring to win the rights. The bidding wars mean he can command huge sums of money, so he’s weighing his options to figure out which will handle his life story with the most care.
“The book was really successful because it told his inspirational but sometimes really challenging story.
“Since it will be very private, it is a sensitive thing for Will. He wanted to make sure it was done properly and not something that was spilled out in a hurry, regardless of the money. ”
In his book, Will addresses the difficulties his marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith, 50, has faced over the years.
The couple married in 1997 and have two children together; a son named Jaden, 23, and a daughter named Willow, 21 – while the star has a son named Trey from a previous marriage.
In his memoir, Will explains that he and Jada did not have a “conventional” marriage and says he took the drug ayahuasca rhalucynagenic to help him see his family life.
While promoting the book, he told talk show icon Oprah Winfrey: “It’s about being able to find satisfaction within yourself – not with external stimuli.
“The spiritual process is detoxifying all of that – not leaving your marriage so you can go get a chocolate cake. No. It’s not chocolate cake. It’s not. It’s alcohol. It’s not aphrodisiac and all that… The spiritual process is more about detox than going to get more.”
The Hollywood star said he spent a 14-day silent retreat in Peru and used ayahuasca dozens of times while under surveillance.
The drug can cause the user to hallucinate and cause mind-altering hallucinogenic effects, causing Will to have some revelations about his marriage.
“We realized that it was a vain illusion that we could make each other happy,” he said. “We agreed that she had to make herself happy and I had to make herself happy.”
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