Smith is re-teaming with Columbia Pictures to star in three new movies.
According to the
Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar nominee has signed on to appear in Seven Pounds,
where he will portray a man who inadvertently falls in love with a woman while
attempting to kill himself.
In addition to
his starring role, Smith is negotiating to produce the movie with his Overbrook
Entertainment partner James Lassiter. No director is attached to the movie,
which was written by Grant Nieporte
will be the second film the Grammy winner has done for Columbia Pictures and
Escape Artists. The first film of the three is the forthcoming drama, the Gabriele
Muccino-directed Pursuit of Happyness.
With two films
under his belt, Smith is adding a third to the mix by signing on to star in
Columbia's Tonight, He Comes. The film, which was originally slated for
a 2007 start date, has been pushed back after Muccino, the film's director,