David Frankel (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “Hope Springs”) is in early talks to direct the Will Smith-led drama “Collateral Beauty” at New Line and Anonymous Content. Frankel would take over following the departure of director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.
Smith plays a New York advertising executive who experiences a deep personal tragedy. His colleagues devise an unconventional plan to break him out of his depression, which ends up backfiring.
Allan Loeb penned the script while Michael Sugar and Bard Dorros are producing. Shooting was to start next month but a new date has yet to be set.
Source: The Wrap