Will Smith latest film has a sort of twist on the “Christmas Carol” but parts of cutting this movie changed Will Smith forever. This is what he had to say about it:
“When I first read the screenplay, it spoke to that Christmas flavor that I remember while growing up like ‘It’s a Wonderful,’” he said. ”Those types of films are right on the edge of fantasy with that Christmas magic to it, yet dealing with things that are deeply and powerfully real and human.”
”While working on the film, my father was diagnosed with cancer and given six weeks to live. I could relate to all of the different religious based readings and was able to find an answer for how we recover from this kind of loss. This movie and these ideas have changed me forever. It’s the ultimate human difficulty. How do you deal with death and loss? It was the perfect life/art confluence. I am forever changed from working on “Collateral Beauty.”
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“Collateral Beauty,” directed by David Frankel also stars Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, and Michael Pena. It opens December 16.