Will Smith weighs up Seven Pounds
Smith, who shot to fame in 1990s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and has since stared in blockbusters such as I, Robot and Enemy Of The State, will take the lead role in Seven Pounds and start filming next year.
The actor was recently nominated for an Oscar following his role as a poverty-stricken dad in The Pursuit of Happyness - the director of which, Gabriele Muccino, is to helm Seven Pounds.
No other details about the film's plot were disclosed, although Smith has covered a vast range of genres and storylines throughout his career.
He is soon to star in horror thriller I Am Legend, but has also featured in action epics such as Independence Day and Bad Boys in addition to comedies including Men In Black and Hitch.
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