Will Smith is falling back to his dramatic acting days. His latest feature showcases a role that is the complete opposite of his previous one as a deadly assassin in Suicide Squad. Directed by David Frankel, Collateral Beauty features Smith as man searching for meaning after a personal tragedy.

Collateral Beauty hits theaters December 16, 2016.

When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. But it’s not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived, and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.