Will Smith Meets 'Love, Time, Death' In 'Collateral Beauty' Trailer
Will Smith has had a tame but still successful year so far. He was one of (arguably the only) good thing about Suicide Squad which was a commercial success, and he’s gearing up for another lead role in forthcoming film Collateral Beauty.
Directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) Collateral Beauty finds Smith portraying the role of Howard Inlet, an advertising executive who starts writing letters to the universe as a form of therapy after a major tragedy (losing a child). Then, the universe ultimately responds to him, sending Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley and Jacob Latimore as the embodiments of Death, Love and Time respectively.
Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Naomie Harris and Michael Peña also star as co-workers to Smith’s character.
Now, are these embodiments a figment of Inlet’s imagination? Maybe one (or all) of his co-workers have some involvement in this? We’ll eventually find out for ourselves but in the mean time you can watch the first official trailer to get a better idea of what this movie is going to be about.
“We’re here to connect — love, time, death” Inlet says at the beginning of the clip as a montage of scenes featuring some of the main characters are shown, before cutting to Inlet surrounded by people in a circle.
“Did you lose a child, Howard” asks someone, as Inlet’s silence becomes a heartbreaking response.
The advertising executive may not talk about the tragedy that has changed his life but he writes about it, which then leads into the trailer’s next scene of events.
“Who did you write the letter to” asks a woman (Death) adorned in blue to Inlet. “I wrote the letter to death.” “Nice to meet you, they’re charmed I’m sure” she responds, with Inlet understandably walking away from her.
Judging by this scene Collateral Beauty will balance laughs and tears in a captivating way, and considering Smith is in the lead role it’s sure to be good. The movie drops December 16; check out the trailer below.