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Pinkett Smith writing own ‘Contract’

Actress makes directing debut with drama

Jada Pinkett Smith is making her directorial debut with the drama “The Human Contract.” Pinkett Smith wrote the script, and husband Will Smith will exec produce.

Pic will star Jason Clarke (“Brotherhood”), Paz Vega, Ted Danson and Idris Elba (“The Wire”).

A highly successful but personally tortured businessman (Clarke) has his life turned upside down after meeting a free-spirited, mysterious beauty (Vega), who tempts him to explore reckless love.

Pic, which begins production this week in Los Angeles, is a co-production among Overbrook Entertainment, Tycoon Entertainment and Pinkett Smith’s shingle 100% Womon. Tycoon is financing.

Dawn Thomas, Miguel Melendez and Mike Jackson are producing. In addition to Will Smith, Overbrook’s James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz are exec producers, along with Tycoon’s David Grasso and David Dinenberg.

Pinkett Smith recently wrapped the Diane English-directed “The Women,” and Clarke completed the Paul W.S. Anderson-directed “Death Race” with Jason Statham.

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