Pursuit of Happyness
In The Pursuit of Happyness, Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is a family man struggling to make ends meet. Despite his valiant attempts to help keep the family afloat, the mother (Thandie Newton) of his five-year-old son Christopher (Jaden Christopher Syre Smith) is buckling under the constant strain of financial pressure. No longer able to cope, she reluctantly decides to leave.
Chris, now a single father, continues to doggedly pursue a better-paying job using every sales skill he knows. He lands an internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, and although there is no salary, he accepts, hopeful he will end the program with a job and a promising future. Without a financial cushion, Chris and his son are soon evicted from their apartment and forced to sleep in shelters, bus stations, bathrooms or wherever they can find refuge for the night.
Despite his troubles, Chris continues to honor his commitment as a loving and caring father, using the affection and trust his son has placed in him as an impetus to overcome the obstacles he faces.
Columbia Pictures presents in association with Relativity Media an Overbrook Entertainment/Escape Artists Production The Pursuit of Happyness starring Will Smith, Thandie Newton and introducing Jaden Christopher Syre Smith. The film is directed by Gabriele Muccino and written by Steven Conrad. The producers are Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, James Lassiter and Will Smith. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Mark Clayman, David Alper and Teddy Zee. The director of photography is Phedon Papamichael ASC. The production designer is J. Michael Riva. The film editor is Hughes Winborne, A.C.E. The costume designer is Sharen Davis. The music is by Andrea Guerra.
The Pursuit of Happyness has been rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for Some Language.
The Pursuit of Happyness was released by Columbia Pictures on December 15, 2006.
I came across this guy's journal. He was an extra in the movie. The guys a little different. http://journals.aol.com/lamove04/AlbertsWorldofArtsyFun
smileet147 has updated her blog on POH, there's a few bits about Will and Jaden...
here's some pictures of filming: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpdefillippo/sets/994117/
Here's links to alot of pics of Will filming: http://www.flickr.com/photos/telesle17/sets/991887/
will and the film's Rubik's Cube consultant <----- that cracks me up lol, small article and pic:
Here's a link to a guy's website who's a rubik's cube technition on "Happyness".
Radewart & Miss Ashley
New pics with Jaden and Thandie Newton! Not the best but it's something..
a video link to that last batch of pics with Thandie and Jaden:
there's a book coming out in a couple mths.
two early reviews about the film
Foreign Dates for "Happyness"
Various Chris Gardner articles & interviews
an article with Gabriele, a bit about Jaden's casting as well
Chris Gardner interview by Tavis Smiley (talks of Will and Jaden)
more release dates via imdb
Release dates for
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
USA 15 December 2006
Italy 7 January 2007
Germany 18 January 2007
Belgium 31 January 2007
Argentina 1 February 2007
Netherlands 1 February 2007
Sweden 2 February 2007
Brazil 16 February 2007
Miss Ashley,Radewart, JamesUK, Big Ben, Viber 91
AOL Movie Page, first peek at the poster/trailer, Will Smith commentary...alternate sites to view tralier
official site for the film includes video and production notes
larger version of the movie poster
Chris Gardner & Will Smith on 20/20
site with movie stills (so far just one pic)
Jaden on the Faces of Tomorrow: Ones to Watch 2006 list @ blackfilm.com