Back to IndieWire

‘Collateral Beauty’ Trailer: Will Smith Is Forced to Confront Grief in Christmas Drama

When everything is lost, how do you find your way back?

Collateral Beauty Will Smith Edward Norton

“Collateral Beauty”

Screenshot/Warner Bros.

Losing a loved one is a tragedy and sometimes the grief that overcomes a person is so intense that they don’t know how to move forward. In David Frankel’s latest drama “Collateral Beauty,” Will Smith experiences those feelings when he portrays Howard, a successful businessman who has slipped into a depression after the death of his child and doesn’t know how to handle the situation. 

The film follows him as his friends, portrayed by Kate Winslet, Micheal Peña and Edward Norton, devise a drastic plan to force him to confront his grief, until something unexpected happens. In a sort of “It’s A Wonderful Life”/“Christmas Carol” twist, Howard, who writes letters to various objects and themes, is visited by three special “people”: Death (Helen Mirren), Love (Keira Knightley) and Time (Jacob Latimore). Together these forces try and show Howard that life is worth living. 

Warner Bros. released the new trailer, which you can check out below.

READ MORE: ‘Collateral Beauty’ Trailer: Will Smith Gives ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ A New Spin In Inspirational Drama

Frankel is best known for helming “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Hope Springs” and “Marley & Me.” Smith was last seen in “Suicide Squad” and is currently filming David Ayer’s “Bright.” He’s also set to reprise his role of Detective Mike Lowrey in “Bad Boys for Life” and “Bad Boys 4.”

“Collateral Beauty” will be released just in time for the holidays, on December 16.

Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: Film and tagged , , , ,

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox