David Frankel In Talks To Direct ‘Collateral Beauty’

David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, One Chance) is in negotiations to direct Collateral Beauty, the New Line drama starring Will Smith that was in need of a helmer after Alfonso Gomez-Rejon departed in early October due to creative differences with the studio. Production originally was scheduled to begin in first-quarter 2016 and all parties want to keep the timeline, we hear, so the Frankel deal is expected to make.

Smith, who replaced Hugh Jackman in the lead role, plays a New York advertising executive who experiences a personal tragedy, and his colleagues undertake an unconventional plan from to break him out of his depression.

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