Helmed by Oscar-winning director David Frankel (Dear Diary, The Devil Wears Prada), the film has been slated for release on December 16, 2016. The Collateral Beauty cast includes Will Smith (Suicide Squad, Concussion), Edward Norton (Birdman or [The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance]), Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game), Michael Peña (The Martian), Naomie Harris (SPECTRE), and Jacob Latimore (The Maze Runner), with Oscar winners Kate Winslet (The Reader, Steve Jobs) and Helen Mirren (The Queen, Trumbo).
When a successful New York ad executive suffers a personal tragedy and retreats from life, his friends devise a drastic plan to reach him before he loses everything. Pushing him to the very edge, they force him to confront the truth in surprising and profoundly human ways.
Frankel is directing the Collateral Beauty cast from an original screenplay by Allan Loeb (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, 21). Loeb is also a producer on the film, together with Bard Dorros (Triple 9) and Michael Sugar (Oscar-nominated Best Picture Spotlight) under the Anonymous Content banner; Anthony Bregman (Foxcatcher) for Likely Story; and Kevin Frakes (John Wick) for PalmStar Media.
Frankel’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Maryse Alberti (Creed), production designer Beth Mickle (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot), editor Andrew Marcus (American Ultra) and costume designer Leah Katznelson (How to Be Single).
A presentation of New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures, Collateral Beauty will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.