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Jaden Smith (left) could play an assassin in a role described as being like a 'young Jason Bourne'

Jaden Smith (left) could play an assassin in a role described as being like a 'young Jason Bourne'

Jaden Smith (left) could play an assassin in a role described as being like a 'young Jason Bourne'

Will Smith's son Jaden could be set to play a teenage assassin on the big screen.

The Hollywood star's Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures are in talks about acquiring film rights to Allen Zadoff's novel Boy Nobody, with plans to adapt it into a movie starring Jaden, reported Variety.

The film would be a teen take on the Bourne movies, which starred Matt Damon.

Jaden, 13 - whose previous movie credits include The Pursuit Of Happyness and the Karate Kid remake - would play a brainwashed assassin who starts to regain his emotions.

So far no deals are in place, but if things work out it seems the film could be the first of three for Jaden, as the book - which is not yet released - is the first instalment in a planned trilogy.

PA