Michael Ealy Gains Seven Pounds


Michael Ealy (“Sleeper Cell”) has joined the cast of Seven Pounds, Columbia’s drama starring Will Smith.

Gabriele Muccino, who directed Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness, is helming, with Escape Artists and Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment producing.

The story by Grant Nieporte follows a suicidal IRS agent (Smith) who sets out to make amends by assuming the identity of his younger brother. His plans get complicated when he inadvertently falls in love.

Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson are in the cast as well.