Will Smith is a Suicidal IRS Agent in Seven Pounds

Will Smith as a suicidal IRS agent in a movie directed by Gabriele Muccino, who also directed him in “The Pursuit of Happyness”? This is just too weird not to be good — or a comedy. This Hollywood Reporter calls it a drama, but come on, how could a movie with the description “suicidal IRS agent” not be a comedy?


The story by Grant Nieporte follows a suicidal IRS agent (Smith) who sets out to make amends by assuming the identity of his younger brother. His plans get complicated when he inadvertently falls in love. Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson are in the cast as well.

The film’s IMDB.com description is even stranger:

The emotional story of a man who will change the lives of seven strangers.

Okay, that sounds nothing like the THR description. Oh well.

Michael Ealy (“Sleeper Cell”) has also joined the cast as Smith’s younger brother. Will Smith is coming off the mega hit (albeit undeservedly, in my opinion) “I am Legend”, and will be coming out with “Hancock” pretty soon.

Will Smith is a Suicidal IRS Agent in Seven Pounds