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Will Smith, "Collateral Beauty"
« on: September 07, 2016, 09:10:02 am »

Entertainment Weekly

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

by Sara Vilkomerson • @Vilkomerson

 Collateral Beauty 

Posted September 7 2016 — 10:50 AM EDT

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.”

At the time Smith wasn’t really able to tell EW too much of the plot beyond the basics: his character, Howard, had suffered a terrible tragedy (now we know: the loss of his daughter) and he has become unmoored in his life. But, Smith cautioned, there is a twist he could not reveal. “It’s delicately framed in a way that’s going to be tough to promote — you just can’t say anything,” he laughed.

Now with this first trailer — which you can watch above — we can understand maybe a little bit more about what Smith was talking about. Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, and Jacob Latimore play Death, Love, and Time, respectively — all seemingly summoned by Howard, who has been writing and mailing grief-stricken letters to the big three. Or are they? Smith described the movie (directed by David Frankel and also starring Edward Norton and Kate Winslet) as It’s a Wonderful Life meets The Wizard of Oz — and if that makes sense to you, congratulations — so we may have to wait till Dec. 16 when Collateral Beauty arrives in theaters to know the full story.

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 Peńa (“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”)
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Re: Will Smith, "Collateral Beauty"
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2016, 02:41:31 pm »
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a) An idiot who doesn't know what he's talking about.
b) A liar who is a fan who can't admit it to himself or others."