Posted on December 5th, 2016 by Frederik

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!


Posted on September 20th, 2016 by Frederik

Article courtesy Express: From playing an ugly duckling in Muriel’s Wedding to a terrified mum in The Sixth Sense, Toni Collette is never in danger of being typecast. And her latest role as an FBI agent is as high-risk as ever. Hearing Toni Collette describe her new screen character is rather like hearing her sum up herself. “She’s passionate, hardworking, determined, feisty, smart, focused, grounded and irreverent,” the actress says of the FBI agent she plays in Imperium. Not that Toni, 43, is in the business of bigging herself up. The main common ground between her and Angela Zamparo is, she believes, that they’re both parents. “She is balancing having a family with a career that consumes her,” says the mum to daughter Sage, eight, and son Arlo, five. “I relate to that.” Since Sage came along she has made more than 30 films and a couple of high-profile TV shows (including her Emmy-winning turn in United States Of Tara) so motherhood hasn’t slowed her down. She’s been married to musician Dave Galafassi since 2003. He’s the drummer in her band The Finish. They haven’t played for a while but when it comes to acting Toni says yes to things that stir her, and that happens a lot.

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Posted on August 18th, 2016 by Frederik

Toni’s new film “Imperium” will be released tomorrow in the United States – in limited theatrical release and on demand. After “Lucky Them”, I’m still getting used to this kind of release. Although this one stars Daniel Radcliffe, there’s little promotion. But with good reviews, hopefully “Imperium” will leave an impression. Lionsgate has released three production stills featuring Toni, and a couple of reviews have been assembled:

The Huffington Post: Based on the experiences of former FBI counter-terrorism agent Michael German, but placed in a fictional context for the film, Ragussis and the cast, led by Daniel Radcliffe as an undercover FBI agent and his FBI superior, played by Toni Collette, had no idea the film would be so timely at the time it was made. Rather, it was a story that had originated from Ragussis doing research into WWII, and then coming upon the topic of Neo-Nazis and other groups associated with white separatist, supremacist, and white pride movements.

The Los Angeles Times: Inspired by the experiences of former FBI Special Agent Mike German, who receives story credit here, the movie tracks an earnest young federal agent, Nate Foster (Radcliffe), as he attempts to bring down a radical right-wing terrorist group based in Virginia. Encouraged by his brash supervisor (an excellent Toni Collette), Nate shaves his head and goes undercover to infiltrate a crisscross of potentially lethal racists and neo-Nazis. These include a fiery talk show host (Tracy Letts), a suburban family man (Sam Trammell), an Aryan Alliance leader (Chris Sullivan) and an array of “soldiers” in the cause.

NJ.com Director Daniel Ragussis is making his first feature here, and sometimes his over-enthusiasm – or breathless naiveté – show. There are one-too-many rapidly edited montages of racist terrorists and white-power marches; the smoothly smiling villainy of one character is overdone. And the ending feels pat. But the movie is very well-acted, and often – particularly in scenes of a protest-turned-riot, a racist street fight, and Nat’s suspicions that he’s been found out – uncomfortably gripping. Depressingly relevant, too, in this increasingly extreme and divided nation.

Yahoo Movies: Radcliffe’s Nate Foster is a brilliant agent, but wet-behind-the-ears, disappointed to discover the jihadist terrorist suspect he’s been tracking for weeks is really just a low-level functionary. And yet his ability to empathize with the suspect during questioning attracts the attention of a superior, Angela Zamparo (Toni Collette, all gum-smacking insouciance), who suspects an extremist white nationalist group is trying to build a dirty bomb, and thinks an Alex Jones-styled, right-wing web-radio host (Tracy Letts) might have knowledge of it. Desperate to make his name in the agency, Nate agrees to become her mole.

Posted on July 6th, 2016 by Frederik

This one has been finished quite fast. Among of Toni’s upcoming films, “Imperium” has been announced last and will be released first – next month already! Here’s some additional tidbits from Vanity Fair: The film follows Daniel Radcliffe as Nate Foster, an idealistic fed who shaves his head and ditches his Harry Potter specs in order to go undercover, by order of an agent played by Toni Collette. (And who can blame him—anyone among us would play neo-Nazi if Toni Collette asked us politely, right?) Once there, he encounters violence, swastikas, and all manner of angry white men; think Death Eaters targeting mudbloods, but, you know, real. The nail-biter of a film—just the latest example of Radcliffe taking on a role that pushes him out of his comfort zone—premieres in theaters and On Demand August 19.