[post-album postid="210317" item="1"]Denzel Washington will be the lead in Will Smith's Hurricane Katrina drama the American Can. Will Smith has demanded it. Well, Washington hasn't signed on or anything, but WILL SMITH HAS DEMANDED IT.

The role that Washington is up for is that of John Keller, an ex-Marine who wards off looters with the residents on the American Can apartment complex after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. After two days of struggle, Keller was able to bring help and save the lives of dozens of the building's tenants. Wow. That is the most Denzel role to ever have Denzeled.

Originally, Smith was planning to star with The Blind Side's John Lee Hancock handling script and direction, but will now only sign on in a producer capacity as his obligations to star with his son Jaden in M. Night Shyamalan's One Thousand A.E. have tied up his schedule. I know that good parents are willing to do anything for their children, but M. Night Shyamalan movies? Jaden had better hook his dad up on Father's Day. (Vulture)