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Helen Mirren in talks to join Will Smith in Collateral Beauty

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Helen Mirren is looking to collaborate with Will Smith on Collateral Beauty.

The esteemed British actress is in discussions to join Smith in the New Line drama, a person familiar with the project confirmed to EW.

David Frankel (Marley & Me, The Devil Wears Prada) is on board to direct the film, which will star Smith as an advertising executive who falls into despair after personal tragedy. His coworkers hatch an unconventional plan to cheer him up.

Frankel recently stepped in as director after Alfonso Gomez-Rejon departed the project in October, and Smith previously replaced Hugh Jackman.

Mirren, an Oscar winner for her lead role in the 2006 film The Queen, just received a career tribute at the Gotham Awards on Monday and can currently be seen opposite Bryan Cranston in Trumbo. She starred in The Woman in Gold earlier this year.

Smith will next be seen in the NFL drama Concussion and the supervillain movie Suicide Squad.

Variety first reported Mirren’s potential casting.