See that girl, watch that scene, and then watch it over and over again for 21 years. That’s how often we’ve revisited Muriel’s Wedding, the 1994 Australian rom-com-dram which starred Toni Collette — then just an unknown Oz actress with one film credit to her name — as a social misfit named Muriel Heslop, who dreams of one day getting married to a soundtrack by her favorite band, ABBA. Muriel’s rescued from her dreamy, emotional solitude by a charismatic outsider named Rhonda (Rachel Griffiths, in her first film role) and together, they forge a platonic companionship that remains the reason why, more than two decades after its release, we’re still dreaming of the day we can rock out to “Waterloo” with Muriel and Rhonda. The next best thing? EW’s reunion with Collette and Griffiths, who were eager to get together and relive their days in Porpose Spit. The women reunited for our annual Reunions Issue and spilled some fun secrets from their way to the Wedding. Which celebrities have confessed to be Muriel fans? How did the first-time movie director land the rights to ABBA? And why did the movie almost have a different ending?! Read the complete article over at Entertainment Weekly.
Toni Collette, Tracy Letts and Sam Trammell have joined the cast of “Imperium,” a new film directed by Daniel Ragussis, according to Deadline Hollywood. The film, based on the experiences of retired FBI agent Michael German, will star Daniel Radcliffe as an FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a white supremacist group and expose a terrorist plot to create a dirty bomb. Collette will play Angela Zampino, “a battle-hardened FBI agent.” Letts, the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning author of August: Osage County, will play Dallas Wolf, a “modern-day leader of the white supremacy movement.” Trammell will play Jerry Conrad, an “overtly average father in suburbia who, in actuality, is the local Aryan Youth recruiter.” The script for the film was co-written by Ragussis and German, based on German’s experiences as an undercover agent who spent years inside U.S.-based neo-Nazi and militia groups.
As previously stated, Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore have attended a string of television shows yesterday to promote the theatrical release of “Miss You Already” in Australia. A highlight among the interviews is ABC’s flashback to 1994, when Leigh Sales interviewed Toni for the first time after the Cannes premiere for “Muriel’s Wedding”. To watch all tv appearances, click any of the previews below.
Video Archive – News Segments – ABC News (September 30, 2015)
Video Archive – News Segments – The Morning Show (September 30, 2015)
Video Archive – News Segments – Turn on Ten (September 30, 2015)
Video Archive – News Segments – Ten Eyewitness News (September 30, 2015)
Video Archive – News Segments – Channel 9 (May 29, 1994)
Video Archive – Career Videos – Miss You Already – Interview 04
Video Archive – Public Appearances – “Miss You Already” Sydney Premiere (2015)
A second batch of video clips from the British promotion for “Miss You Already” have been added to the video archive. Toni and Drew Barrymore have attended Loose Women and Alan Carr Chatty Man. There’s also a promotional interview with the two of them and a clip from the London premiere. You can view each clip by clicking the previews.