Yesterday, Toni has attended an advance screening of “Lucky Them”, hosted by Paul Newman’s Serious Fun Foundation. Pictures from the event can be found in the photo gallery.
According to Playbill, The Broadway premiere of playwright Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses, which stars Michael C. Hall, Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei and Tracy Letts, will close on Broadway July 6, producers announced May 20. The production, which officially opened April 6 at the Lyceum Theatre, will have played 27 previews and 105 performances when it ends its run. The Broadway engagement was not billed as a limited run; however, tickets had only been on sale through July 6. “The Realistic Joneses” earned Drama Desk Award, Drama League Award and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, but was overlooked by the 2014 Tony Award nominating committee.
The cast of “The Realistic Joneses” and its creator, Will Enos, have been honored with a Drama Desk Special Award, which recognizes excellence and significant contributions to the theater. The honor is given to Enos and the casts of both the “Joneses” and Off-Broadway’s “The Open House” “ror two extraordinary casts and one impressively inventive playwright”. Toni has attended their nominees reception in New York. Pictures can be found in the image library.
A couple of weeks after the first look at “Tammy”, the first full theatrical trailer has been released. We get more action, more McCarhy and first scenes with Susan Sarandon. The only drawback? Still no look at Toni. I guess it’s safe to say she’s only having a small/cameo part as a favor to director Ben Falcone, who’s played her husband in “Enough Said”. Here’s the synopsis on the trailer’s release: This July 4th, “Tammy” is taking a trip to Niagara Falls and it’s going to be a (hilariously) bumpy ride. “Tammy,” an outrageous new comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and shot in Wilmington early last summer, has released a full theatrical trailer that gives a first look at the film’s road trip story. An earlier teaser trailer focused on one scene where McCarthy attempts to rob a fast food joint. In the film, out July 2, the “Bridesmaids” star plays Tammy, a down-on-her-luck woman who decides to take a road trip her hard-partying grandmother (Sarandon) after losing her job and her husband. Kathy Bates, Allison Janney, Sandra Oh, Dan Aykroyd, Toni Collette, Gary Cole and Mark Duplass costar. McCarthy’s husband, Ben Falcone, directs.
On Monday, Toni has attended the Tribeca Film Festival’s premiere of “Lucky Them”, with director Megan Griffiths and co-stars Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt, Ryan Eggold and Nina Arianda in attendance as well. Pictures can be found in the photo gallery, with additional information below.
As Page Six wrote, It took 11 years, but “Lucky Them” premiered Monday night at the Tribeca Film Festival starring Toni Collette as a magazine writer assigned to track down her rock star ex-boyfriend. Emily Wachtel co-wrote the semi-autobiographical film. Paul Newman loved the script so much he wrote personal letters to many people, including Thomas Haden Church, who ended up in a starring role. After Newman died, his widow, Joanne Woodward, took the reins and serves as an executive producer. Their daughter Clea Newman was set to attend Monday night to represent the family. The film is also playing Wednesday at SVA and Saturday at Bow Tie Cinemas in Chelsea.
Great news from Deadline today. Eyeing a September shoot, helmer Catherine Hardwicke is boarding comedy/drama Miss You Already, with Rachel Weisz and Toni Collette attached to star. The pair will play lifelong best friends whose relationship is tested as they confront a crisis. Morwenna Banks, best known for her UK acting credits including rachel weisztoni colletteSkins, Shameless and Peppa Pig, wrote Miss You Already based on personal experience. Hardwicke says of Banks’ story of intense friendship, “This is something she lived through. She managed to take real life and turn it into a powerful, laugh‐ and cry‐out‐loud screenplay.” When the project was originally announced during Berlin in 2012, it had Jennifer Aniston attached to star, and Paul Andrew Williams directing. At the time, the story was very London-centric, but has since been expanded.
Samantha Horley, Managing Director of The Salt Company, tells me, “We have a fresh new draft of the script for Cannes which has been worked on by Catherine and Morwenna. It’s no longer just London set, for example, but London, Yorkshire Moors and beautiful Britain. What we feel Catherine has brought to it is a sweeping international appeal.” The Salt Company is co-producing with Exponential Media and Maven Pictures, and has international sales. CAA is co-repping North America. Entertainment One previously acquired UK, Canada and Australia rights.