Will Smith Weighs Seven Pounds

Will Smith will reunite with much of the same team behind “The Pursuit of Happyness” for “Seven Pounds” reports Variety.

“Happyness” helmer Gabriele Muccino will direct the drama, which Escape Artists and Overbrook Entertainment are producing for Sony Pictures.

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

Smith is presently working on Sony’s “Hancock” with Peter Berg which wraps shooting this Fall. He will then promote his sci-fi actioneer “I Am Legend” around Thanksgiving/December before segueing into “Seven Pounds”.

Shooting is scheduled to begin in February for a late 2008 release.