Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty trailer: Will Smith talks to Love, Death, and Time

It didn’t take long for Will Smith to sign on to this December’s Collateral Beauty. “It was one of those where you get a screenplay and you are in by page 10. You just go, ‘Okay, I’m making this one,’” Smith told EW last month. “It’s a really beautiful story and one of those movies that makes the holiday beautiful.”

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Will Smith tells us (sort of) about Collateral Beauty

It’s hard to describe Collateral Beauty when no one — not even its star, Will Smith — will tell you anything beyond the basic plot listed on its IMDB page: Howard Inlet (Smith) finds his life shattered after a personal tragedy. “It’s a little bit It’s a Wonderful Life and a little bit The Wizard of Oz,” Smith says, not helping to clear things up at all. “It’s the process of Howard putting his life back together, but there’s also some interesting mystical elements.” He laughs. “Yeah, there’s huuuuge spoilers.

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Keira Knightley in talks to join Will Smith in Collateral Beauty

Keira Knightley is in negotiations to join the star-studded cast of Collateral Beauty, EW has confirmed.

The New Line drama stars Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Michael Peña, and Naomie Harris, and is directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada).

Collateral Beauty follows a New York advertising exec (Smith) who experiences a personal tragedy. When he retreats from life entirely, his colleagues devise an unconventional plan to help him recover.

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Will Smith's Collateral Beauty moved to Rogue One release date

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will have a box-office challenger come the holidays.

Warner Bros. has moved the release date of Collateral Beauty, the ensemble drama fronted by Will Smith, to Dec. 16. The spot was previously occupied by another of the studio’s project’s, Chicken Soup for the Soul, which has been bumped to 2017.

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Edward Norton, Naomie Harris, Michael Pena in talks for Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty could pull off a trifecta: Edward Norton, Naomie Harris, and Michael Pena are in negotiations to costar in the New Line drama, EW has confirmed.

The trio would join Helen Mirren and leading man Will Smith in the film, which centers on an advertising executive who falls into despair after a personal tragedy, prompting his coworkers to hatch an unconventional plan to cheer him up.

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Helen Mirren in talks to join Will Smith in Collateral Beauty

Helen Mirren is looking to collaborate with Will Smith on Collateral Beauty.

The esteemed British actress is in discussions to join Smith in the New Line drama, a person familiar with the project confirmed to EW.

David Frankel (Marley & Me, The Devil Wears Prada) is on board to direct the film, which will star Smith as an advertising executive who falls into despair after personal tragedy. His coworkers hatch an unconventional plan to cheer him up.

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