Saturday, 20 February 2016

Kate Winslet set for Collateral Beauty

With the film now seemingly out of the development woods, Will Smith (I Am Legend) drama Collateral Beauty is bolstering its cast. News arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road) is the latest name to join the expanding cast.

Collateral Beauty finds Smith as a New York advertising executive who suffers a massive personal tragedy. Shocked at how quickly his life is going into a tailspin, his colleagues hatch an unorthodox plan to help him, only to see it backfire in unexpected ways.

Part of their plan is having actors playing living embodiments of the concepts of Love, Time and Death. Keira Knightley (Imitation Game) is in talks to play Love, but The Hollywood Reporter's story doesn't mention what Winslet might be doing.

If they do add their names to the list, they will be joining a cast that also already includes Edward Norton (Birdman), Helen Mirren (The Queen), Michael Peña (The Martian) and Naomie Harris (Skyfall).

With David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) on board to direct Allan Loeb's (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps) script, Collateral Beauty faces a challenge at the box office in the States as it is due to arrive on 16 December, the same day as Gareth Edwards (Godzilla) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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