PalmStar Media and Likely Story have acquired rights to the script Collateral Beauty that has Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara attached to star.

Hugh Jackman

Allan Loeb wrote the screenplay about a New York advertising executive who emerges from depression in a surprising way when colleagues hatch a plan to help him.

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, whose Me, Earl And The Dying Girl was the talk of Park City when it premiere in Sundance at the start of the year, will direct the drama.

PalmStar will fully finance in conjunction with partner Merced Capital. Principal photography is set for the autumn.

Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar and Bard Dorros are producers with Loeb. PalmStar CEO Kevin Frakes will serve as executive producer with Anthony Bregman of Likely Story and Steven Pearl.