If you’ve ever spent any time wrestling with the concept of Love, you might be interested in learning that it looks like beautiful young British woman. Death looks like a beautiful older British woman. And Time very closely resembles Jeff the med-jack from The Maze Runner. We learn all these things from the first trailer for Collateral Beauty, in which Will Smith plays a grieving ad man who tries to deal with the death of his child by writing and mailing letters to the universal concepts he feels have ruined his life. Obviously, he’s not expecting a personal response. Maybe a form letter at the most. So he’s understandably knocked-around when the anthropomorphized manifestations of Love, Death, and Time—played by Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, and Jacob Latimore—turn up to chat.
Written by Allan Loeb (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), the comedy-drama is being directed by David Frankel, who took the reins from Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me And Earl And The Dying Girl) back when it was going to star Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara. Kate Winslet, Michael Peña, and Edward Norton also show up as boring mortal humans.
Collateral Beauty will befall movie audiences beginning December 16.