In the wake of the promotional launch for “Hostages” (see update below), Toni Collette, Dylan McDermott and Tate Donovan have attended the CBS Upfront yesterday to promote the fall premiere of their new series. Pictures have been added to the gallery.
CBS has launched the first pictures and a video preview for “Hostages”, which hails from Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Warner Bros. Television. The series is based on an Israeli format and follows a surgeon who is selected to operate on the President of the United States and finds herself drawn into a political conspiracy.
|Hostages, from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer, is a high-octane suspense drama starring Emmy Award winner Toni Collette as a premiere surgeon thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott). Dr. Ellen Sanders (Collette) and her family are held captive in their home by Carlisle, a desperate man|
doing the wrong thing for the right reasons, who orders her to assassinate the President (James Naughton) when she operates on him. His highly skilled accomplices include his brother-in-law Kramer (Rhys Coiro), whose loyalty to Carlisle will be tested; quick-tempered and intimidating Archer (Billy Brown), an ex-military man with a razor-sharp tongue; and the only woman involved, Sandrine (Sandrine Holt), a mysterious last-minute replacement to the team. With her family’s life in peril, Ellen faces an incomprehensible moral dilemma in order to save her overbearing husband Brian (Tate Donovan), her secretive daughter Morgan (Quinn Shephard) and her not-so-innocent son Jake (Mateus Ward). In this high-stakes standoff between Ellen and Carlisle, fraught with tremendous national and personal consequences, the choices between right and wrong become even more blurred.
How very exciting to see Toni headlining a tv series once again. Besides above’s video preview and first production stills, HD captures from the featurette have been added to the gallery.
Over 500 Blu-Ray screencaptures of Toni’s performance as Peggy Robertson in “Hitchcock” have been added to the gallery. This has been such a nice, kind of odd and old-fashioned film with great detail. Be sure to check its career page for more information and enjoy the captures.
Looks like CBS has liked the pilot for “Hostages”. According to the Huffington Post, CBS has picked up two dramas, “Intelligence” starring Josh Holloway, and “Hostages” starring Toni Collette, the network announced today. A family is caught in the middle of a grand political conspiracy that will change their lives forever in “Hostages,” which hails from Jerry Bruckheimer and Jeffrey Nachmanoff. Collette stars as Ellen, a surgeon whose life is turned upside down after she’s chosen to operate on the President. With her family taken hostage, it’s up to Ellen to save them. Dylan McDermott and Tate Donovan also star. The concept is based on an unproduced Israeli format from Alon Aranya, Chayim Sharir and Rotem Shamir.
A first production still for “Hector and the Search for Happiness”, featuring Simon Pegg and Toni Collette, has been added to the gallery. The film’s official synopsis can be found below.
Hector is an eccentric yet irresistible London psychiatrist in crisis: he feels like his life is going nowhere and his patients are just not getting happier. One day, armed with boundless courage and a child-like curiosity, Hector breaks out of his sheltered and comfortable life to go on a global quest to discover the meaning of happiness. Leaving his loving and very understanding girlfriend behind, Hector embarks on a thrilling, dangerous and hysterical journey as he tries to answer the ultimate question. Does true happiness actually exist? The comedy stars Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård and Jean Reno.