Will Smith has been cast in the action thriller ‘Sugar Bandits,’ which is based on the Chuck Hogan book ‘Devils in Exile.’

The story centres on an Iraq War veteran who teams up with a crew of fellow vets to target the drug trade in Boston.

Hogan’s writing credits include ‘The Town’ and ‘The Strain’ (which he co-wrote with Guillermo del Toro) — wrote the screenplay.

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Smith and Jon Mone will produce through Westbrook Studios with Ryan Shimazaki overseeing; Stuart Ford will produce for AGC Studios, which is fully financing the film; and Richard Abate (“13 Hours,” “From Scratch”) will produce for 3 Arts Entertainment.

Smith’s upcoming movies include the untitled fourth ‘Bad Boys’ film, which is still in production, alongside the upcoming sequel to Zombie hit ‘I Am Legend,’ which is set to co-star Michael B. Jordan and see Smith reprise his role from the 2007 original.