Will Smith Adds Seven Pounds

Suicide is painless/It brings on many changes/And he can take or leave it if he pleases.

He's filming Hancock and gearing up to promote this winter's I Am Legend, but Will Smith isn't looking for any time off -- in fact, Variety reports that he's already committed to his next project.

The film, which will reunite the actor with his The Pursuit of Happyness director, Gabriele Muccino, is titled Seven Pounds; according to Variety's report, Smith will star in the story of "a man who inadvertently falls in love while attempting to kill himself." Grant Nieporte -- who most recently scripted several episodes of 8 Simple Rules...for Dating My Teenage Daughter and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch -- wrote the screenplay.

Seven Pounds is scheduled to begin shooting in February, and is being produced by Smith's company, Overbrook Entertainment, in conjunction with Escape Artists. The filmmakers are aiming for a late 2008 release.

Source: Variety

Comments

dahluzz

joe shmo

"The Pursuit of Happyness" confused a generation of impressionable kids about the correct way to spell "happiness."

Sep 7 - 06:32 AM

Ghost Robot

Dan Smith

OMG thats soooo much, hes going to be a fat sack of **** for the rest of his life! OMG!

Sep 7 - 06:38 AM

wordweaver

Naturo Wetawashi

Dansmith, are you on drugs? listen to how stupid you sound? "hes going be a fat sack****..."? listen to yourself? some of y'all need to get lives and stop trying to fulfil yourselves through celebrities. What a Bozo!!!!
That said, Big Willie keep hittin up the big screen, you've worked for all you've earned.

Sep 7 - 07:23 AM

Monkeyfist

Andrew Schmitz

Dan Smith was kidding. I hope you are too, but I can't see it.

Sep 7 - 09:07 AM

Mr. Kong

Sam jacobs

Grow some balls and a sense of humor.

Sep 7 - 07:20 PM

Typhoon20

Tyrone Jackson

This is going to suck...BIG TIME !

Sep 7 - 06:43 AM

wordweaver

Naturo Wetawashi

Dansmith, are you on drugs? listen to how stupid you sound? "hes going be a fat sack****..."? listen to yourself? some of y'all need to get lives and stop trying to fulfil yourselves through celebrities. What a Bozo!!!!
That said, Big Willie keep hittin up the big screen, you've worked for all you've earned.

Sep 7 - 07:23 AM

Monkeyfist

Andrew Schmitz

Dan Smith was kidding. I hope you are too, but I can't see it.

Sep 7 - 09:07 AM

Mr. Kong

Sam jacobs

Grow some balls and a sense of humor.

Sep 7 - 07:20 PM

DaHypr1

Jim Huete

I personally think Will Smith is an incredible actor, and would gladly see any of his films (besides wild wild west) at any time

Sep 7 - 07:54 AM

MadmanCody

Cody Keller

he's great as long as you love his stereotype one liners...

Sep 7 - 08:04 AM

sanguinam

Rae haddock

Stereotypical one-liners? Yeah cause he writes the scripts to his movies.

Go watch Six Degrees Of Separation you unacquainted douche.

Sep 7 - 12:34 PM

downwithstarbucks

kevin andersen

sanguinam - not that i have a stake it one or the other (nor do i desire to be labeled an "unacquainted douche"), but citing one movie from 14 years ago doesn't quite prove your point.

Sep 7 - 01:36 PM

witherwings

Jamie Lynn

Falls in love while trying to kill himself? So this is a straight role for him? A movie with such a plot line should not be a comedy.

Sep 7 - 08:48 AM

savethemooses

Alex N

Why not? Ever heard of dark comedy?

Sep 7 - 09:57 AM

wordweaver

Naturo Wetawashi

Witherwings, first Scarlet Johansen and now Will Smith? girl, u've lost ur damn mind.

Sep 7 - 10:35 AM

Monkeyfist

Andrew Schmitz

Dan Smith was kidding. I hope you are too, but I can't see it.

Sep 7 - 09:07 AM

savethemooses

Alex N

Why not? Ever heard of dark comedy?

Sep 7 - 09:57 AM

wordweaver

Naturo Wetawashi

Witherwings, first Scarlet Johansen and now Will Smith? girl, u've lost ur damn mind.

Sep 7 - 10:35 AM

sanguinam

Rae haddock

Stereotypical one-liners? Yeah cause he writes the scripts to his movies.

Go watch Six Degrees Of Separation you unacquainted douche.

Sep 7 - 12:34 PM

downwithstarbucks

kevin andersen

sanguinam - not that i have a stake it one or the other (nor do i desire to be labeled an "unacquainted douche"), but citing one movie from 14 years ago doesn't quite prove your point.

Sep 7 - 01:36 PM

downwithstarbucks

kevin andersen

sanguinam - not that i have a stake it one or the other (nor do i desire to be labeled an "unacquainted douche"), but citing one movie from 14 years ago doesn't quite prove your point.

Sep 7 - 01:36 PM

HFGIII

Hugh Gilmore

When IS "Independence Day II" coming out?

Sep 7 - 02:28 PM

Herberbaly

Greg White

Isn't anybody at all concerned with the idea that the screenwriter penned "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"?

Sep 7 - 03:06 PM

lamer

Nathaniel Bowman

I am. That is for damn sure.

Then again, the creator of "The Rugrats" did direct the "Bride to Terabithia" film adaptation...

Sep 7 - 09:20 PM

sanguinam

Rae haddock

You%u2019re partially right downwithstarbucks. It doesn%u2019t help, but does it hurt?

He has been in movies where stereotypical catchphrases weren%u2019t uttered...that particular movie being one of the better ones. Even the ones where he is uttering stereotypical catchphrases aren%u2019t written by him and don%u2019t diminish him as an actor.

Sep 7 - 03:36 PM

downwithstarbucks

kevin andersen

well, he may not write the catch phrases. but as an actor (especially of his stature) he has complete control of what movies he decides to make. i don't see clive owen uttering too many catch phrases.

Sep 8 - 09:52 AM

Mr. Kong

Sam jacobs

Grow some balls and a sense of humor.

Sep 7 - 07:20 PM

JoshTee!

Josh Thordarson

I read the title to this as "Kevin Smith Adds Seven Pounds" and thought "yeah, he probably did."

Sep 7 - 08:38 PM

lamer

Nathaniel Bowman

I am. That is for damn sure.

Then again, the creator of "The Rugrats" did direct the "Bride to Terabithia" film adaptation...

Sep 7 - 09:20 PM

VenomGGXX

Mel Spears

Bride to Terabithia? What the hell movie was that? lol you mean Bridge to Terabithia?
Will Smith would surely come up with something cool to say bout your mistake

Sep 7 - 10:28 PM

downwithstarbucks

kevin andersen

well, he may not write the catch phrases. but as an actor (especially of his stature) he has complete control of what movies he decides to make. i don't see clive owen uttering too many catch phrases.

Sep 8 - 09:52 AM

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