Actor Will Smith will star in the big screen version of 1960s TV series IT TAKES A THIEF. The TV version of the show starred Robert Wagner and ran from 1968-1970. The MEN IN BLACK star will play a charming rogue who is blackmailed by the government into staging covert robberies for the good of his country. The project has been in the works for over a decade and Michael Douglas was originally attached to play the lead. Smith recently signed on after a new group of writers were brought in, and he will also co-produce the film.