Will Smith Puts on Seven Pounds


Will Smith will reunite with the creative team behind The Pursuit of Happyness to star in Seven Pounds, reports Variety. The film is scheduled to shoot in February for a late 2008 release.

“Happyness” helmer Gabriele Muccino will direct the drama, which Escape Artists and Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment are producing.

The two Sony-based shingles also produced “Happyness” for the studio, where Seven Pounds will likely land.

The story centers on a man who inadvertently falls in love while attempting to kill himself. Grant Nieporte wrote the screenplay.

Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, James Lassiter, Smith and Steve Tisch are producing.