‘Collateral Beauty’ Trailer: Will Smith Talks to Death, Love & Time

Image via Warner Bros.
Image via Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Collateral Beauty, an upcoming drama led by Will Smith.

Written by Allan Loeb, whose credits include Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Dilemma and Here Comes the Boom, Collateral Beauty tells the story of a New York ad man who is sent on a downward spiral after he loses his daughter. He’s soon, literally, talking to death (Helen Mirren), love (Keira Knightley) and time (Jacob Latimore).

It’s could be a touching, creative little film, or a saccharine attempt at inspiring and tugging at those heartstrings. The trailer doesn’t quite build up anticipation, although there’s an undeniably good cast here. We’ll see.

Interestingly, Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara were attached to this project in the early stages.

Collateral Beauty, directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me) and also starring Edward Norton, Michael Peña, Kate Winslet and Naomie Harris, will open in the U.S. on December 16 and arrives in Australia on February 2.

Synopsis for Collateral Beauty:

Oscar winner David Frankel (“Dear Diary,” “The Devil Wears Prada”) directs the thought-provoking, ensemble drama “Collateral Beauty,” from New Line Cinema, Village Roadshow Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures.

When a successful New York advertising executive (Will Smith) experiences a deep personal tragedy and retreats from life entirely, his colleagues devise a drastic plan to force him to confront his grief in a surprising and profoundly human way.

“Collateral Beauty” features an all-star cast, including Will Smith (“Suicide Squad,” “Concussion”), Edward Norton (“Birdman or [The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance]”), Keira Knightley (“The Imitation Game”), Michael Peña (“The Martian”), Naomie Harris (“Spectre”), Jacob Latimore (“The Maze Runner”), with Oscar winners Kate Winslet (“The Reader,” “Steve Jobs”) and Helen Mirren (“The Queen,” “Trumbo”)