He's made us laugh, he's made us want to destroy aliens and, with Bad Boys, he's made us briefly forget that Martin Lawrence has starred in a crapload of, well, crap. Recently, Will Smith has added a new one to his acting arsenal, finding yet another way to separate us from our hard-earned money -- by making us cry. Yes, The Pursuit of Happyness -- a film everyone was somewhat iffy on before it came out -- has officially struck box office gold ($138 million and rising) and, if anything, has made it clear that the Smith family will be entertaining us on the big screen for a long time to come.
Today Variety reports Smith, his Overlook banner and Sony have snatched up Sisters of Mercy, a spec script (yes, a spec script!) written by Steve Bloom (Overnight Delivery). While the article doesn't state whether or not Smith will star, we're to assume he will -- the story seems right up his alley, one where he might be able to utilize the acting talents of his entire family. Mercy follows a recently widowed father who looks to the members of his deceased wife's book club to help him rearrange his life, only to watch them slowly take it over with a slew of parenting and dating advice.
I'm curious: In what types of films do you think Will Smith is at his best? Would you rather see him in stuff like The Pursuit of Happyness, Hitch, Men in Black or Bad Boys?