Will Smith's Seven Pounds Gets a Trailer, Too
by Alex Billington
September 29, 2008
In addition to the fantastic trailer for Australia released earlier today, Sony has debuted the first trailer for the follow-up to Will Smith's Pursuit of Happyness. Directed by Gabriele Muccino, Seven Pounds stars Smith as an IRS agent who sets out to make amends by helping seven strangers. As touching and heartwarming as this trailer looks, I'm completely confused. Is Will Smith some sort of superhero who has the power to heal these strangers? Or is he giving them money? I really don't want to know what the spoiler is, but at the same time, I'm so lost I don't even know if I want to see it at all. Anyone else confused?
Watch the first trailer for Seven Pounds:
Trailer removed at the request of Sony. It will be back again soon!
Ben (Will Smith) is an IRS agent who is depressed and guilt-ridden about mistakes from his past. He sets out to make amends by helping seven strangers. When he meets Emily (Rosario Dawson), a beautiful woman with a heart condition, he falls in love with her, thereby complicating his plans. Woody Harrelson also appears as a blind pianist who befriends Ben.
Seven Pounds is directed by Italian filmmaker Gabriele Muccino, of One Last Kiss, Remember Me My Love, and The Pursuit of Happyness previously. The original screenplay was penned by newcomer Grant Nieporte. Sony is releasing Seven Pounds in theaters on December 19th this holiday season.