Gabriele Muccino, the Italian director and Will Smith collaborator, has signed on to direct What I Know About Love, a film described as a modern-day Kramer vs. Kramer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Like that 1970s custody saga, Muccino said that the film will seek to explore the wounds of divorce and single parenthood.

The project potentially also could involve Overbrook Entertainment, Smith and James Lassiter's Columbia-set production company with which Muccino made his two most recent films, The Pursuit of Happyness and the upcoming Seven Pounds, both of which star Smith.

Muccino will write What I Know About Love with Sex and the City scribe Liz Tuccillo.

No production date has been set.