Actor Will Smith visited North Carolina to promote his new movie, "Seven Pounds."
The red carpet presentation for the Charlotte premiere was scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. at Regal Stonecrest, andwas open to the
public. Smith will be joined by Carolina Panthers wide receiver
Steve Smith and defensive end Julius Peppers. NASCAR legend Richard Petty and Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory were scheduled to attend.
In "Seven Pounds," Smith portrays an IRS agent with a secret
who tries to redeem himself by helping seven strangers. The movie
opens in theaters on Dec. 19.
Smith planned to donate 300 turkeys to the Second Harvest
Food Bank. He's held similar events in other states.