Dawson and Harrelson join suicidal Smith
We already heard that Will Smith was going to be playing a suicidal man in the film Seven Pounds, now we hear that Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson are joining the film which is set to be a pretty heavy drama.
I’m really excited about that news because I really do love Smith’s serious acting side, especially when he’s playing a character against type, something that he looks like he’ll be doing here.
It sounds like his character is going to be in a real bad place, and the news from Empire tells us that Rosario Dawson is set to join the film as the woman he falls for, a woman suffering from a congenital heart condition (Snap! So am I! It’s all the rage these days). Woody Harrelson meanwhile will play a motel worker who strikes up a friendship with the suicidal man.
Sounds like this could give us a really strong Will Smith performance, and that’s a great thing. Let’s see more of his acting prowess and less action and special effects for a change, not that I’m against that, just that I think he’s hugely underrated as a “Hollywood star”, something that is set to change.