Will Smith still circling lead…

Mike Fleming over at Deadline is hearing that D.J. Caruso (‘Eagle Eye,’ ‘Disturbia’) is set to direct the Dan McDermott-penned supernatural thriller ‘Selling Time.’

Set up over at 20th Century Fox, the story follows a man who sells seven years off his life expectancy in an attempt to relive the worst day of his life so that he can change a tragedy.

As revealed back in October, Will Smith has expressed interest in the lead role, although the ‘After Earth’ star has yet to put pen to paper and commit to the long gestating project.