Am I the only one who thinks Collateral Beauty is a grown-up A Christmas Carol minus the holiday theme? That’s the impression left from the trailer which shows Will Smith as a father grieving the death of his daughter who’s visited by the personifications of Love, Time, and Death. Love is played by Keira Knightley, Jacob Latimore is Time, and Helen Mirren takes on the role of Death. The cast also includes Edward Norton, Michael Peña, Naomie Harris, and Kate Winslet. Allan Loeb (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, 21) wrote the script and David Frankel (Marley and Me, The Devil Wears Prada) directed the drama set to open in theaters on December 16, 2016.
The Plot: When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. But it’s not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived, and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.
Watch the Collateral Beauty trailer: