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That project, also setup at Fox Searchlight, is moving to Fox 2000. Teller is attached to play a recent college grad who learns that his overbearing father is having an affair. When he tries to stop it, he becomes involved with the woman as well. »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 helmer Marc Webb has locked as his next film Gifted at Fox Searchlight. Chris Evans has been set to star in the Tom Flynn-scripted drama, which focuses on a man who sues for custody of his gifted niece. While that film will come first, with production to begin in the fall, there is also movement on The Only Living Boy In New York, the Allan Loeb-scripted film. Loeb’s script made the Black List. Evans is currently shooting Captain America… »
Smith will play a mild-mannered advertising executive battling with depression, requiring the aid of his friends and colleagues to snap him out of the sickness. Rooney Mara and Jason Segel are also attached, presumably as some of Smith’s saviours.
The project will be directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (also behind next month’s much hyped Me, Earl & The Dying Girl) and is based on a screenplay by Allan Loeb (Just Go With It). Loeb’s script sold to PalmStar Media for a hefty $2.25 Million, so it should be no surprise development has promptly realigned with another A-lister.
- Daniel Kelly
Collateral Beauty: Will Smith will star opposite Rooney Mara in Collateral Beauty. The drama revolves around an advertising executive who goes into an emotional nosedive after suffering a peronal tragedy, and the efforts by his fellow workers to raise his spirits. Smith replaces Hugh Jackman, who exited the lead role last month. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) will direct, based on a script by Allan Loeb (Rock of Ages). [Deadline] Patriots' Day: Peter Berg is in final negotiations to direct Patriots' Day, one of several competing projects that aim to tell the story of the 2013 Boston Marathon terrorist bombing. This version is based on an account by Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis; Mark Wahlberg is said to be "circling" the...
- Peter Martin
Toplined by Hugh Jackman and The Social Network‘s Rooney Mara, it appeared as though Disney and Joe Wright’s upcoming Pan movie would mark the beginning of a one-two punch for the acting pair, given that both were signed on to star in Collateral Beauty, the latest from Me and Earl and the Dying Girl director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.
Alas, due to the longstanding commitment to his beloved mutant Wolverine across the X-Men films – a role he’ll reprise one final time for James Mangold’s The Wolverine 3 – Jackman was forced to pull out of Collateral Beauty, which led the studio to cast the net in search of a new male lead. And though Johnny Deep had been considered at one point, Deadline brings word that Gomez-Rejon has targeted Suicide Squad‘s Will Smith as the replacement.
Supplanting Jackson as the protagonist, it’s understood Smith will now play the »
- Michael Briers
Recent tabloids suggest things are not going swimmingly for Will Smith at home, so constant work may benefit the former Fresh Prince's good spirits. He's got Concussion coming this Christmas, Suicide Squad still in production and now, in just a matter of months, he's got the lead role in Collateral Beauty, the highly buzzed-about Me & Earl & the Dying Girl follow-up for director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, to keep his mind preoccupied at the moment. Smith takes the role from fellow superhero star Hugh Jackman, who departed last month from the role he received in June due to his final Wolverine commitments in James Mangold's 2017 sequel. Rumors persisted on Johnny Depp taking the turn, as part of his dramatic comeback expected to kickstart with this fall's Black Mass and, while the filmmakers did court the actor at some point in time, he either turned it down or Smith edged him out. Smith »
- Will Ashton
Whatever is in the script for "Collateral Beauty" penned by Allan Loeb ("The Dilemma," "Just Go With It," "Rock Of Ages," and "Here Comes The Boom"), it has attracted some big attention. Hugh Jackman was attached for a spell before he dropped out when his scheduling couldn't work, and then Johnny Depp was taking a peek for a moment. Now a big name has finally signed up to replace Jackman and star opposite Rooney Mara in the film. The usually quite picky Will Smith is putting his name down for the flick, reports Deadline. "Me And Earl And The Dying Girl" director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon will 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. Read More: Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Talks “Me & Earl & The Dying Girl,” Brian Eno & The Movie Being Compared To ‘The. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Hollywood superstar Will Smith has joined the cast of Collateral Beauty, replacing Hugh Jackman who left the project last month due to scheduling conflicts with his upcoming Wolverine sequel. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) is directing the film from a screenplay by San Andreas scribe Allan Loeb, who apparently sold his script for a massive $2.5 million.
PalmStar Media, Likely Story, Smith’s production company Overbrook Entertainment and Anonymous Content, will co-produce the film.
Collateral Beauty revolves around “a New York advertising executive who experiences a deep personal tragedy. His colleagues devise an unconventional means of breaking him out of his depression, which works, but not in a way that anyone imagined.”
Rooney Mara co-stars.
- Paul Heath
The story follows a New York advertising executive who experiences a personal tragedy and the subsequent unconventional plan from his colleagues to break him out of his depression.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Collateral Beauty follows a New York advertising executive who experiences a personal tragedy. His colleagues then create an unconventional plan to help him defeat his depression, which works with unexpected results.
Suicide Squad will open in cinemas in August 2016. Watch a trailer below: »
Collateral Beauty: Will Smith will star opposite Rooney Mara in Collateral Beauty. The drama revolves around an advertising executive who goes into an emotional nosedive after suffering a personal tragedy, and the efforts by his fellow workers to raise his spirits. Smith replaces Hugh Jackman, who exited the lead role last month. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) will direct, based on a script by Allan Loeb (Rock of Ages). [Deadline] Patriots' Day:...
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Will Smith has signed on to replace Hugh Jackman in the new drama Collateral Beauty for Anonymous Content, PalmStar and Likely Story. Hugh Jackman backed out of the project last month, with Deadline reporting at the time that the filmmakers were going after Johnny Depp to replace him. That isn't happening anymore, with Will Smith now on board to star.
The story centers on a New York advertising executive who suffers a terrible personal tragedy that sends him into a funk. When his co-workers come up with an unorthodox plan to get him out of this depressive state, it works in ways they couldn't have possibly fathomed. Rooney Mara and Jason Segel are also attached to star, although no details were revealed regarding their roles.
Will Smith is in talks to star alongside Rooney Mara in the independently-financed drama “Collateral Beauty,” from the director of the indie hit “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, and writer Allan Loeb. Should a deal be reached, Mr Smith, who will be replacing an exiting Hugh Jackman (who was previously set to star) will star as a New York advertising executive who suffers a personal tragedy, as his business colleagues work to break him out of his depression using an unconventional plan, which, until more is revealed about the film, we know nothing about. I'm thinking of films like David Fincher's "The Game." Also no word on what Rooney Mara's role »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Rooney Mara is also starring in the drama, set to be the next film from “Me & Earl & The Dying Girl” director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. The story follows a New York advertising executive (Smith) who experiences a deep personal tragedy. When his colleagues devise an unconventional plan to break him out of his depression, the plan works, but not in a way that anyone imagined.
Jackman dropped out of the project last month due to scheduling conflicts with his Wolverine project for Fox, set to debut March 3, 2017. At the time, Johnny Depp was also being eyed to take on the role.
Principal photography is set to start in the fall. »
- Alex Stedman
Will Smith is nearing a deal to star alongside Rooney Mara in the indie movie “Collateral Beauty,” which hails from “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, TheWrap has learned. Allan Loeb wrote the film, which will find Smith playing a New York ad executive who suffers a tragedy and finds his life slipping into a deep, dark depression. PalmStar is fully financing the film, which Loeb is producing with Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar and Bard Dorros. PalmStar’s Kevin Frakes is executive producing with Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman and Steven Pearl. Also Read: Will Smith to Produce High School. »
- Jeff Sneider
Exclusive: Will Smith has replaced Hugh Jackman in Collateral Beauty, the feature about a New York advertising executive who experiences a personal tragedy and the subsequent unconventional plan from his colleagues to break him out of his depression. Rooney Mara also is attached to star. Overbrook Entertainment is coming aboard to co-produce the project alongside Anonymous Content, PalmStar and Likely Story. PalmStar is fully financing. Written by Allan Loeb, the project… »
As recently reported, there's been a change at the top of Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's Collateral Beauty, with Hugh Jackman forced to drop out due to a schedule clash with Wolverine 3. There was some talk of Johnny Depp being sought to step in, but apparently that went nowhere, because the official word this morning is that Will Smith has picked up the baton. He'll co-star with Rooney Mara.Allan Loeb wrote the screenplay, which revolves around a New York advertising agency, and a man - presumably now Smith - struggling with depression after a tragedy that turns his world upside down.Loeb has recently been churning out comedies like Here Comes The Boom, Just Go With It and The Dilemma, but his earlier work on dramas like Things We Lost In The Fire and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is probably a more relevant touchstone here...Gomez-Rejon, meanwhile, got his start »
Will Smith is closing a deal to star in Collateral Beauty. The film will serve as Me and Earl and the Dying Girl's Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's next film, and centers on a New York advertising exec (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. Smith will take on the lead role that Hugh Jackman recently exited. Rooney Mara is also starring. Allan Loeb wrote the script. The PalmStar Media and Likely Story project is produced
- Rebecca Ford
Set at a time when planetary colonisation has begun, the film will follow the first child born on Mars (Butterfield) as he begins an online romance with a girl in the Us (Robertson).
He plans to escape the secret colony he lives in to travel to Earth and meet her, but Earth's gravity turns out to threaten his life.
The lovers have no choice but to locate the billionaire who funded Martian colonisation to gather information about the boy's dead mother and the circumstances surrounding his birth.
The film will centre on the first human born on an experimental colony on Mars who strikes up an online romance with an earth-bound girl and embarks on a quest to meet her and discover the truth about his creation.
The untitled project will join the sale slate of recently arrived president of international sales, John Friedberg.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
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