It seems like Will Smith is trying to redeem himself after Suicide Squad, with his upcoming role in Collateral Beauty.
The film is directed by David Frankel (director of The Devil Wears Prada) and features Smith as a New York City ad exec whose life is flipped upside down after a sudden death. In the trailer, we see his friends – Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, and Micheal Pena – come to his aid though.
Smith meets the three aspects of life he has become obsessed with: time, death, and love – but in physical form. The three are played by Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, and Jacob Latimore.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Smith spoke about what drew him to the film, saying, “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. It’s a really beautiful story and one of those movies that makes the holiday beautiful.” We know that death might not be the most uplifting subject around the holidays, but hey, maybe there’s something we’re missing.
The film is set to hit theaters December 16th, but until then, you can watch the trailer below.