Will Smith's Collateral Beauty moved to Star Wars Rogue One release date
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will have a box-office challenger come the holidays.
Warner Bros. has moved the release date of Collateral Beauty, the ensemble drama fronted by Will Smith, to Dec. 16. The spot was previously occupied by another of the studio’s project’s, Chicken Soup for the Soul, which has been bumped to 2017.
Collateral Beauty comes from director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada). When a successful New York advertising executive (Smith) experiences a deep personal tragedy and retreats from life entirely, his colleagues devise a drastic plan to help him recover. Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Naomie Harris, and Michael Pena also star.
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Also opening Dec. 16 is a new Star Wars movie from Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards. Rogue One follows the brave Rebel spies who stole the plans for the Death Star; their act of espionage is referenced in A New Hope.
This marks the second consecutive holiday release for a Smith-starring movie; Concussion was released on Christmas Day last year.