Posted on March 13th, 2019 by Frederik

According to Deadline, Toni Collette and Damian Lewis are to lead cast in UK race horse feature “Dream Horse”. Euros Lyn, director on Sherlock, Happy Valley and Black Mirror, is helming the true story about a woman’s dream to breed and raise a champion racehorse on the allotment of her modest Welsh village. Little Miss Sunshine star Collette will take the lead role of Jan Vokes, a middle-aged barmaid at a working men’s club who recruits her initially reluctant husband Brian and local accountant Howard Davies (Lewis) to help her bring together a syndicate of local people to breed a foal – which they name Dream Alliance. On the racetrack, he proves himself to be more than a match for the multi-million pound racehorses he comes up against, transforming the lives of those around him. Script comes from Neil McKay (Appropriate Adult) and the team is gearing up for a spring shoot. Warner Bros has snapped up UK distribution rights and Cornerstone Films — coming off a hit Sundance with films including Blinded By The Light, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind and After The Wedding — will handle international sales. Backers include Film4, Ingenious Media, Ffilm Cymru Wales. Katherine Butler (American Animals) will produce with Tracy O’Riordan (The Selfish Giant). Executive producers are Piers Vellacott for Raw, Daniel Battsek and Ollie Madden for Film4, Peter Touche and Stephen Dailey for Ingenious Media, Pauline Burt for Ffilm Cymru Wales. The true story behind the film was previously told in the documentary Dark Horse, also backed by Film4. It won the World Cinema Audience Award at Sundance before being released by Sony Pictures Classics in the U.S.

Lyn said, “I grew up in the Welsh valleys where everyone knows this story – it’s a local legend. The moment I read Neil’s brilliant script I knew I had to direct this funny and moving film. Casting Toni Collette as Jan Vokes, our extraordinary heroine and Damian Lewis as Howard Davies, her intriguingly conflicted accomplice is my own dream come true. They’re the perfect actors to tell this true story of how against all the odds, an ordinary woman inspires her community to go on the ride of a lifetime and rediscover a sense of hope.” Producer Butler added, “I fell in love with this story when I first heard about Louise Osmond’s documentary – and when I met the real people involved, I was hugely inspired by both their steely determination and their joyous outlook on life. Our brilliant writer Neil McKay spent hours with many of the people whose story this is to craft an exciting, moving and often hilarious script. And Euros Lyn’s immediate and passionate response to the script completely convinced us that he was born to direct this film. We couldn’t be more thrilled with our dream casting of Toni Collette and Damian Lewis, and together with the support of all our financiers, the local welsh cast and crew and the horse racing community, we are off to the races!”

Posted on March 2nd, 2019 by Frederik

Showcasing groundbreaking new Australian content, workshops with leading film industry mentors, and heralding exciting new Australian filmmakers, the second annual Australian International Screen Forum will take place at Lincoln Center in New York City on March 19-22, 2019. he Centerpiece event will be the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Muriel’s Wedding with a screening of the remastered version, by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, of the landmark Australian film, with members of the cast in attendance, including its star Toni Collette.

Posted on February 23rd, 2019 by Frederik

As we speak, Toni Collette is attending the 34th Annual Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica. She is nominated as Best Female Lead for “Hereditary”. A first batch of pictures have been added to the photo gallery with more updates to come.


Posted on February 20th, 2019 by Frederik

With the 2019 awards season in its last (boring) week, Toni Collette will be doing at least one public appearance as a “Hereditary” nominee this Saturday. Entertainment Tonight can exclusively reveal the final presenters for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards, which includes three of this year’s Best Female Lead nominees: Glenn Close, Toni Collette and Carey Mulligan, nominated for The Wife, Hereditary and Wildlife, respectively. ET previously announced that Sterling K. Brown, Elsie Fisher, Regina Hall, Armie Hammer and KiKi Layne will be presenting this year. They will be joined by Viggo Mortensen, Amanda Seyfried, Tessa Thompson and Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard. Aubrey Plaza serves as this year’s host and told ET, “I want there to be a vibe where the audience feels like, Is this supposed to be happening? Or have we gone off the rails? I want there to be an element of danger. I want everyone to feel like, ‘Man, anything can happen at any moment.'” The 34th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards will be held in Santa Monica, California, on Feb. 23 and air live on Facebook Watch and IFC at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT.

Posted on February 19th, 2019 by Frederik

Toni Collette will be a special guest at New York’s CORE Club on March 20. In partnership with Hudson Union Society, she will talk about her career. More information can be found here. With a proven ability to transform into the characters she plays, Toni Collette has impressed audiences and the entertainment industry alike throughout the last two decades. She made an indelible impression on moviegoers worldwide with her breakout performance as the title character in P.J. Hogan’s Muriel’s Wedding, which brought her a Golden Globe Award nomination. More recently, she won a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award for her portrayal of a woman with multiple personalities on the television series United States of Tara, which ran for three seasons.

Ms Collette most recently starred in the independent films: Please Stand By with Dakota Fanning, Yellow Birds with Jennifer Aniston, and Fun Mom Dinner with Molly Shannon as well as Madame with Harvey Keitel. Collette went onto star in the highly anticipated thriller film Hereditary, which got her rave reviews out of Sundance and was A24’s top grossing film of all time. Hereditary was released at the same time in June 2018 as the heartfelt indie Hearts Beat Loud that Collette starred in with Nick Offerman. Collette can currently be scene in the Netflix mini-series Wanderlustwhich was written by the award winning play write Nick Payne. Born and raised in Australia, she was a student at Australia’s prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).

Posted on February 2nd, 2019 by Frederik

Screencaptures from Dan Gilroy’s “Velvet Buzzsaw” have been added to the photo gallery. To read more about the Netflix movie and the critical reception, please check the previous update. Toni’s Gretchen is a wonderful addition to her already astonishing line-up of characters. Please be aware that the screencaptures contain spoilers – although, if you have watched the trailer before, you know it’s not going to be a happy end for most of the main players.