WillSmith has been approached to take a leading role in a modern re-telling of `Robin Hood`.
The `Men in Black` star has been among the first to be asked by Andy and Lana Wachowski - who are directing the project - to appear in the film, known as `Hood`, according to The Hollywood Reporter`s Heat Vision Blog.
The Wachowskis, best known for their work on 1999 movie `The Matrix` and its subsequent follow-ups - have been working on Iraqi war drama `CN-9` recently and flop 2008 movie `Speed Racer`.
WillSmith has seen projects which star him as the leading man drop off in recent years, although he is currently filming `Men in Black III`.
He also worked on his son Jaden Smith`s feature film `Karate Kid` - a reimagining of the 80s movie of the same name.
His last starring role was in 2008 drama `Seven Pounds` and comedy super-hero movie `Hancock`.