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The promotion for xXx’s January 20 release is in full swing, and while Toni has not participated in any of the public appearances at press junkets and premieres so far, she’s featured in a few of the film’s featurettes and cast interviews. Most of these official clips only have a couple blink-and-you-miss-it blips, with the exception of the b-roll, which shows more of Toni’s work behind the scenes. Three clips have been added to the video archive, with hopefully more to come.
Toni Collette has double-duties at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Besides the premiere of “Fun Moms Dinner”, she also co-stars in the world-premiere of Alexandre Moors’ “The Yellow Birds”. Adapted by David Lowery, from the acclaimed 2012 novel by Iraq War veteran Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds unfolds like a mystery, conveying its story in stark flashbacks and haunting fragments from the frontlines. Director Alexandre Moors follows up his striking debut feature, Blue Caprice, with an enigmatic but unflinching drama about the costs of war—to both those who fight and those they leave behind. At the film’s center, Alden Ehrenreich gives a startling performance layered with toughness and vulnerability, revealing an inner battle between competing codes of silence and friendship. Twenty-one-year-old Bartle (Ehrenreich) and 18-year-old Murph (Tye Sheridan) become fast friends in army training before shipping off to fight insurgents in Iraq. Taken under the wing of a hot-headed sergeant (Jack Huston), they wander into the fog of war, but Murph never comes back. Bartle returns home with the secrets of Murph’s disappearance held close to his aching chest, while a shrewd military investigator (Jason Patric) and Murph’s anguished mom (Jennifer Aniston) demand answers. Toni plays Alden’s mother. “The Yellow Birds” premieres on January 21.
One of Toni’s upcoming films, the comedy “Fun Mom Dinner”, will have its world-premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27. Here’s the film’s official synopsis: At some point, Emily stopped being “Emily”—high-powered lawyer, strong woman, sexual being—and became, simply, “Mom.” It’s like, her kids and husband are great, but there’s got to be more to life than diapers, playdates, and fingerpaint, right? RIGHT?!? When some of the other moms at school propose a Chardonnay-soaked night out, Emily is IN. She even drags her reluctant friend Kate along for the ride. But what starts as gossip and tapas quickly turns into a night that these ladies will never forget (even though they’re all super duper high). Deftly infusing zany hijinks with real feeling, director Alethea Jones and writer Julie Rudd deliver a riotous comedy that spares no rods and spoils no children. The titular moms (Katie Aselton, Toni Collette, Molly Shannon, and Bridget Everett) make a truly formidable ensemble, dispensing dick jokes and tearful revelations with equal aplomb. Together, they prove that “mom” is more than a dirty word—it’s a badge of honor.
Madman Films has released a wonderful theatrical trailer for the upcoming “Jasper Jones”. Adapted from Craig Silvey’s bestselling Australian novel and featuring a stellar cast including Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice, Dan Wyllie and Aaron McGrath, JASPER JONES is the story of Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14 living in a small town in Western Australia. In the dead of night during the scorching summer of 1969, Charlie is startled when he is woken by local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones outside his window. Jasper leads him deep into the forest and shows him something that will change his life forever, setting them both on a dangerous journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community. In an isolated town where secrecy, gossip and tragedy overwhelm the landscape, Charlie faces family breakdown, finds his first love, and discovers what it means be truly courageous. “Jasper Jones” releases Australian cinemas on March 2, 2017.
According to Variety, Toni Collette and Matthew Goode are starring in the independent comedy “Birthmarked,” with shooting underway near Montreal and Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais directing. Collette and Goode are joining Andreas Apergis, Michael Smiley, Fionnula Flanagan and Suzanne Clément in the cast. Pierre Even of Item 7 is producing with co-producer Susan Mullen of Parallel Film Productions. The duo recently collaborated on “Brooklyn,” starring Saoirse Ronan. Executive producers are Jeff Sackman and Berry Meyerowitz who will also handle international sales, and eOne’s Mark Slone. The film will be released in Canada by eOne. The script is written by Marc Tulin, from an original story by Hoss-Desmarais and Marc Tulin, who previously worked together on Hoss-Desmarais’ first feature “Whitewash.” Collette and Goode are portraying two respected scientists who quit their university jobs in 1977 to conduct an experiment they think will revolutionize understanding of human identity. The project aims to raise three children contrarily to their genetic predispositions to prove the ultimate power of nurture over nature with a newborn girl adopted from two feeble-minded parents, is raised to be smart; a newborn boy adopted from two anger-prone parents is raised to be a pacifist; and their own biological son, who comes from a long lineage of scientific brains, is raised to become a revered artist.
Toni’s latest film, the FBI thriller “Imperium”, starring Daniel Radcliffe, has been released on DVD and Blu-Ray in the United States and across most European countries. Radcliffe plays a youung FBI agent who goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy. The Blu-Ray comes with a featurette and cast & crew interviews – unfortunately none of them feature Toni, who plays Radcliffe’s FBI confident. Screencaptures from the Blu-Ray have been added to the photo gallery. Enjoy!
Guy Pearce and Vanessa Redgrave are joining the already impressive cast of Fred Schepisi’s romantic thriller Andorra, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Pearce will star as Alexander Fox, a bookseller who leaves the U.S. after a personal tragedy to begin a new life abroad. The tiny country he chooses – Andorra – is an idyllic escape, offering Alexander the chance to reinvent himself. As he meets new people in paradise, the mystery of his origin deepens as he’s suspected to be tied to a mysterious murder. Alexander finds himself in a crisis of conscience and identity, in a foreign country from which he may never be able to escape. Clive Owen was originally cast as Fox, but is shifting roles, opting instead to play the supporting part of Mr. Dent, who shares a volatile secret with his wife, played by Toni Collette. The change is due to scheduling. Gillian Anderson, Joanna Lumley and Riccardo Scamarcio round out the cast of the film, based on the Peter Cameron novel. The screenplay has been adapted by Cameron and Jamie Bialkower, who is producing for Jump Street Films alongside Schepisi, Lizzette Atkins and executive producers James Ivory, Production in Italy is scheduled to begin in April. It is confirmed to receive production investment from Screen Australia.