Will Smith has signed on to star in the upcoming comedy Seven Pounds. According to Variety, he will reunite with the creative team behind The Pursuit of Happyness for the project.

Gabriele Muccino is directing the story, which revolves around a man who accidentally falls in love while trying to kill himself. The screenplay was written by Grant Nieporte. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, James Lassiter, Smith and Steve Tisch are on board as producers.

The film will go before the camera in early February for a late 2008 release date.