By Joey Nolfi, Entertainment Weekly
Will Smith explores the “profound connection to everything” in the new trailer for David Frankel’s emotionally-wrought drama Collateral Beauty.
In the film, Will Smith plays a New York City ad executive, Howard, who, after suffering a personal tragedy, retreats from life, seeking existential answers from the universe as he pens inquisitive letters to time, love, and death. He receives unexpected responses to his notes, however, as personified versions of the metaphysical entities enter his life, stressing their interconnectivity so Howard can put the pieces of his life’s puzzle back together.
The film’s new trailer begins as Howard perches outside a building where a grief support group holds a gathering, a morose look plastered on his face as he peers in from the snowy exterior, telling a companion, Madeleine (Naomie Harris), that he didn’t attend the session because he’s trying to “fix” his mind.