Benicio Del Toro has officially signed on to star in the new drama, Things We Lost in the Fire for DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures.

Halle Berry is in her final negotiations to co-star in the film that will be directed by Scrubs' Zach Braff. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film centers on a woman (Berry) whose husband suddenly dies. The woman invites her husband's troubled best friend (Del Toro) to live with her family, and as the friend turns his life around, he helps the grief-stricken family confront their loss.

Things We Lost in the Fire is written by Allen; no production dates have been set, it has a 2007 release scheduled.