Toni Collete has been a surprise guest on Friday’s The Graham Norton Show, promoting both the upcoming theatrical release of “A Long Way Down” and the current UK broadcast of “Hostages”. She was joined on the couch by Gary Oldman and Nick Frost. You can watch this hilarious interview in its entirety in the video archive.
Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul, and Imogen Poots play four suicidal people who meet on top of a London skyscraper on New Year’s Eve in the black comedy A Long Way Down, adapted from Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name. After the chance encounter, the four – a disgraced chat show host, a single mother, a failed musician, and a troubled teenager respectively – foil each other’s attempts to commit suicide and form a surrogate family after making a pact not to kill themselves until Valentine’s Day. Pascal Chaumeil directs with an adapted screenplay by Jack Thorne. The international trailer, which differs from the previously posted German trailer, can be watched in the video archive.
|The US poster for “A Long Way Down” has been released. Click the preview on the left to see it in full size. “A Long Way Down,” which toplines Pierce Brosnan and Toni Collette, starts with a chance encounter between several people who plan to commit suicide on New Year’s Eve. It is adapted from the novel by Nick Hornby, and produced by Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, who also produced “An Education.” The film will premiere European cinemas this Spring.|
Today, both an English teaser trailer and the German theatrical trailer for “A Long Way Down” have been added. It’s great to see the first moving images from this Nick Hornby adaptation, which has been waiting for its theatrical release for two years. Click the previews below to watch both trailer.
Additionally, screencaptures from the theatrical trailer have been added to the gallery.
The producers of Will Eno’s new play The Realistic Joneses announced today that the production will begin previews in mid-March, with an official opening night on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at a Shubert theatre to be announced. Rehearsals will begin in February. The Realistic Joneses will star Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts and Marisa Tomei. The production will be directed by Obie Award-winner Sam Gold, who was recently represented by Fun Home at The Public Theater. This new American play comes to Broadway after a critically-acclaimed run at the Yale Repertory Theatre in 2012. In The Realistic Joneses, we meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities. This contemporary comedy explores how our joys and sorrows – and how we choose to face them – can come to define our lives.
There’s a new job for Toni (which has already been wrapped) to release cinemas in 2014. She co-srars alongside Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Allison Janney and Kathy Bates in Ben Falcone’s “Tammy”. The story revolves around a small-town woman, Tammy (McCarthy), whose life falls apart after she is fired from her burger-joint job and then comes home to find her sleazy husband in bed with another woman. She wants to hit the road, but her car has broken down. “She kind of loses every reason to be tethered to this town and she wants out,” says McCarthy. “She doesn’t exactly know where to go. But she doesn’t want to be there. The only way out is with her grandmother, whom she’s not particularly fond of.” The grandmother, Pearl, is played by Sarandon, who McCarthy says is part of the “bionic cast” that Falcone helped assemble including Allison Janney, Kathy Bates, Dan Aykroyd and Toni Collette – who’s most probably playing the best friend role. Falcone and McCarthy made comedy magic in the hilarious air marshal scene from the 2011 box office smash Bridesmaids. In Tammy, the two tango when Falcone makes an appearance as her terrible boss. “Tammy” hits US theaters July 2.