Kate Winslet in talks to join Will Smith’s Collateral Beauty
Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema are in talks (via TheWrap) with Academy Award winner Kate Winslet (The Reader, Steve Jobs) to join the cast of director David Frankel’s Collateral Beauty, starring Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Naomie Harris, Keira Knightley and Michael Pena. The film is scheduled to open in theaters on December 16, 2016.
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.
Titanic star Winslet is part of the ensemble cast of John Hillcoat‘s crime thriller Triple 9, which Open Road releases on February 26.
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