Will Smith’s Collateral Beauty adds Keira Knightley to the cast
Just yesterday, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema announced that director David Frankel’s Collateral Beauty, starring Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Naomie Harris and Michael Pena, would open in theaters on December 16, 2016, the same date that Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm previously scheduled Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Now, Variety is reporting that Star Wars: The Phantom Menace alum Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Imitation Game) has joined the Collateral Beauty cast.
Collateral Beauty centers on a New York advertising executive (Smith) who experiences a deep personal tragedy. His colleagues devise an unconventional plan to break him out of his depression, which works – but not in a way that anyone imagined.
The PalmStar Media and Likely Story project is produced by Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar and Bard Dorros, along with Allan Loeb, who wrote the script. Palmstar CEO Kevin Frakes will executive produce with Anthony Bregman of Likely Story and Steven Pearl. Smith’s Overbrook will co-produce.
(Photo credit: WENN.com)