Keira Knightley has signed on as a cast member in an upcoming film called Collateral Beauty. She will play opposite Will Smith in the movie.
Most recently seen in Everest, Knightley is no stranger to the big screen.
— Variety (@Variety) February 10, 2016
Nominated for Best Supporting Actress last year for her role in The Imitation Game, Keira Knightley is presently in talks to star in the biopic Colette. She has appeared in films including Pride & Prejudice, Begin Again, Atonement, and Love Actually.
Collateral Beauty is about a man–a New York advertising executive (played by Will Smith)–who has experienced a personal tragedy. His colleagues come up with a rather unconventional way to help him through his grief.
In addition to Keira Knightley and Will Smith, Collateral Beauty will star Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Michael Peña, and Naomie Harris. It will be directed by David Frankel.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) February 9, 2016
It’s possible that next year’s Academy Award nominations will include Keira Knightley, Will Smith, or one of their cast mates. Collateral Beauty is scheduled to hit theaters on December 16, and that makes it in time for 2017’s nominations.
Production for Collateral Beauty is set to begin later this month in New York.