The Council Movie

The Council movie is currently in Development

September 24, 2019 • Story selection and rights acquired; idea being crafted into usable script; financing and casting attachments sought; aiming for 'greenlight'.

Who's Involved:

Will Smith, Peter Landesman, Matt Jackson, James Lassiter, Jason Essex

Release Date:

To Be Announced (TBA)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: N/A

The Council Plot: What's the story?

Biopic of Nicky Barnes, the Harlem-based mobster who was dubbed "Mr. Untouchable." The Council will aim to tell the story of an organized crime syndicate run by seven black mobsters who operated in Harlem in the 1970s.

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The Council Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making The Council?

A look at the The Council behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's writer Peter Landesman last wrote Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House and Concussion.



Peter Landesman


Jason Essex
Matt Jackson
James Lassiter
Will Smith

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Production Timeline: When did the The Council come together?

On or about September 24, 2019 • The film was in Development status.

The Council Release Date: When is it coming out?

The Council is coming out To Be Announced (TBA).
United States

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