Date: 5th August 2015

Will Smith in Talks to Replace Hugh Jackman in ‘Collateral Beauty’.

Will Smith is in talks to take over Hugh Jackman’s lead role in “Collateral Beauty,” sources confirm to Variety.

Rooney Mara is also starring in the drama, set to be the next film from director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. The story follows a New York advertising executive (Smith) who experiences a deep personal tragedy. When his colleagues devise an unconventional plan to break him out of his depression, the plan works, but not in a way that anyone imagined.

Jackman dropped out of the project last month due to scheduling conflicts with his Wolverine project for Fox, set to debut March 3, 2017. At the time, Johnny Depp was also being eyed to take on the role.

Source: Press Release