Will Smith Movie Opening Same Day as Star Wars: Rogue One

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Collateral Beauty, a drama from director David Frankel, is set to come out on December 16, 2016. If this particular date sounds familiar, that’s because it’s be the same opening day for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is hoping the film will “serve as counter-programming” to the new Star Wars movie. Originally, WB was going to release Chicken Soup for the Soul on December 16. They decided to replace it with Collateral Beauty, however, and hold off on that screen adaptation until 2017.

Centering on a struggling New York ad man, Collateral Beauty stars Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, and Michael Peña. Rachel McAdams has also been rumored for a role. While it has virtually no shot at beating Rogue One at the box office on opening weekend, the cast alone may be enough to attract audiences.

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About Nick Spake

Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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