“Collateral Beauty,” which is set to hit the theaters some point next year, originally supposes to cast Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara on screen together has gone some major casting changes. It was said that Will Smith will replace Hugh Jackman as the film’s lead actor.
Although Johnny Depp was considered as a potential replacement, “Me and Earl” director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon finalizes on the “Pursuit of Happiness” super star Will Smith for this next film.
Deadline, exclusively reports Will Smith will be replacing Hugh Jackman in “Collateral Beauty.” The plot of the drama revolves around 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 is still attached to the film and will co-star alongside Smith; until she’s got a problem with Big Willie Style or Willennium that will stop her participation.
Hugh Jackman has departed for his latest Wolverine film because of scheduling conflicts and issues with 20th Century Fox. The acceptance of Smith to work in this film, reflects his interests to star in dramas between his works on blockbusters like “Suicide Squad.”
Apart from Anonymous Content, PalmStar and Likely Story, Overbrook Entertainment will also co-produce the project, while the script comes from writer Allan Loeb, who has mixed results on the big screen.
Overbrook Entertainment will co-produce alongside Anonymous Content, PalmStar and Likely Story, who have decided to pay a sum of $2.25 million for the script that comes from writer Allan Loeb, who has mixed results on the big screen.
Hopefully there will still be plenty of interest with Will Smith’s presence in ‘Collateral Beauty’ and the movie will be worth the money.
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