Will Smith Puts On Seven Pounds

By Garth Franklin Monday June 5th 2006 04:32PM

Will Smith is attached to star in the heavy drama "Seven Pounds" for Sony Pictures, and is in negotiations to produce the film says The Hollywood Reporter.

Penned by Grant Nieporte, the story centers on a man who inadvertently falls in love with a woman while attempting to kill himself and promptly holds off on his plans.

Smith, who wrapped work not long ago on "The Pursuit of Happyness" due in December, next stars as the last healthy man in post-apocalyptic New York in sci-fi thriller "I Am Legend" for Warner Bros., then will play a superhero having an existential crisis in "Tonight, He Comes" for Sony and topline a bigscreen version of the TV series "It Takes a Thief".