Will Smith is attached to star in the supernatural thriller “Selling Time” for 20th Century Fox, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.
A representative for Smith did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Smith does not have an official deal in place but he is in the process of coming aboard. Coincidentally, he was attached to star in “Selling Time” several years ago before scheduling conflicts got in the way.
Several A-list filmmakers are now circling the movie, though no decision has been made yet.
Story follows a man who is given a chance to relive the worst day of his life in exchange for seven years off his life expectancy.
The script was initially written by former DreamWorks Television president Dan McDermott, who will rewrite the script as part of his original deal. Several other writers have taken a crack at the project including Spike Lee and brothers Steven and Derick Martini.
John Davis is producing the long-gestating project through his Davis Entertainment banner along with Jennifer Klein. Reached by TheWrap, Davis had no comment regarding Smith’s potential involvement.
Smith, who last starred in Sony’s “After Earth,” is currently producing the studio’s “Annie” remake. He’s set to star alongside Margot Robbie in WB’s grifter movie “Focus” and will soon be seen in Akiva Goldsman’s directorial debut “Winter’s Tale.”
Smith is represented by CAA and Overbrook Entertainment.