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Rooney Mara Exits ‘Collateral Beauty’ With Will Smith

Rooney Mara Exits 'Collateral Beauty' With Will Smith

“I’m kind of all or nothing. A lot of times, I feel like I have to spend some time living in order to act again,” Rooney Mara said over the weekend at the Telluride Film Festival, about the breaks she tries to take between pictures. And one might understand that, after shooting three pictures in a row—Jim Sheridan‘s (“In The Name Of The Father,” “My Left Foot”) “The Secret Scripture,” Benedict Andrews‘ “Blackbird,” and Garth Davis on “Lion”—coupled with an awards campaign for “Carol,” she might not be up for shooting another movie this fall.

READ MORE: Telluride: A Tribute To Rooney Mara

And as it happens, Deadline reports that Mara has exited “Collateral Beauty.” The picture has already been down a bumpy road with Hugh Jackman and Johnny Depp flirting with the co-starring role before Will Smith stepped in. “Me And Earl And The Dying Girl” director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is slated to helm the tale that follows a New York City ad executive who slips into depression following a tragedy and embarks on an unconventional method to get out of his funk.

Production is still aiming to begin in October, so we should know soon who will step in for Mara. 

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