May 10th, 2015       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Here comes another voice job for Toni (following the announcment of her Blinky Bill involvement). She has joined Gemma Arterton, Lena Headey, Lee Pace, Stanley Tucci, David Tennant, Alan Tudyk, Christopher Plummer and Melissa Leo for “Reds and Grays”, a romantic comedy adventures surrounding the war between the Reds and Grays Squirrels. Toni will be voicing Meryl (!). The creative force behind this film is Tony Nottage. He has the dual role of writer and producer of this film along with Tony Korbrossi. He previously produced Saving Santa starring Martin Freeman. The production companies for the film are Entertainment Ventures and Nottage Productions. Leon Joosen will direct. The music will be composed by Grant Olding. So far, no release date has been announced.

  May 3rd, 2015       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Congratulations to Toni Collette for receiving a Irish Film and Television Awards (Ifta) nomination for her performance in the Irish drama “Glassland”. Gerard Barrett’s higly praised film has received a total of 6 nominations, including for Best Film, Best Director, Best Script (also Barrett), Actor in a Lead Role in Film (Jack Reynor), Director Of Photography (Piers McGrail) and International Actress (Toni Collette). This year’s Ifta nominations, covering films released or first screened in 2014, come later than usual. Following last year’s controversial broadcast, criticised for excessive levels of background noise and for overrunning, RTÉ declined to show the 2015 awards live. Awards will be handed out on May 24.

  April 27th, 2015       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joan Jett has recorded a song for the forthcoming film, Miss You Already. The song is the title track to the movie — which focuses on the lifelong friendship of two women — and hits on the film’s themes of loss and the preciousness of memories in a razor-toothed surge of guitars with a hot chorus,” according to Rolling Stone. It was written by Jett, guitarist Dougie Needles and Jett’s longtime manager Kenny Laguna. “I give her pop..She gives me menace,” said Laguna of the track. Helmed by Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, the movie stars Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, Dominic Cooper and Jacqueline Bissett. Jett also spoke with Rolling Stone about sexism in rock. “People look at women differently,” Jett says. “Men are viable into old age. Women all of a sudden become matronly? C’mon, man!” Jett — who is on the road with The Who through November — said a typical day off stage consists of doing “nothing.” “If I can help it,” she said “I’d work at the animal shelter. Or I kick back on my royalties, just be out in nature.”

  April 11th, 2015       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

“Blinky Bill” is bringing the iconic children’s book character to 3D-animated life, featuring the voices of Ryan Kwanten, Toni Collette, David Wenham, Richard Roxburgh, Deborah Mailman and Barry Humphries. Generations of Aussie kids have grown up with the famous koala since he was first featured in Dorothy Wall’s illustrated book series in the 1930s. Since then he’s been adapted to television in puppet form in 1980s show The New Adventures of Blinky Bill as well as animated 90s cartoon series The Adventures of Blinky Bill. The story follows the tale of the mischievous Blinky Bill as he journeys from his home town of Green Patch to search for his missing father. Accompanied by Nutsy, a zoo koala, and Jacko, a nervous frill-necked lizard, they journey through the rough and wild Aussie outback, meeting many challenges along the way! The film is due to hit cinemas in Australia from the 17th September.

  March 5th, 2015       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adam Scott and Toni Collette have joined the cast of “Krampus”, the Christmas-themed horror project from Legendary. Michael Dougherty, who made the Halloween-themed Trick ‘r Treat, wrote the script with Todd Casey and Zach Shields and is directing. The story centers on a family that comes under attack from a Santa Claus-like ancient entity who punishes bad kids. Scott will play the father, a workaholic and rather absent dad who has to step up for his family. Collette will play the mother, a woman who pretends everything is perfect with her family via her elaborate meals but will also have to dig deep to protect her family. Allison Tolman already is on board as Collette’s sister-in-law, while Emjay Anthony is playing the son. Legendary is eyeing a spring shoot in New Zealand.

  March 2nd, 2015       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The theatrical trailer for “Glassland” has been launched, featuring a lot of powerful new scenes with Jack Reynor and Toni Collette. The trailer makes you hope that the film will grab some spotlight and attention prior to its release later this year. Additionally, screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.

  February 24th, 2015       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

A bunch of video clips of Toni’s promotional visit to Sundance earlier this month have been posted to the video archive, including a first clip from “Glassland”. Among the new videos is a lenghty appearance on Larry King Now. Together with director Gerard Barrett, she talks about the film and spills some news on exciting future projects. Toni will be appearing on the next season “Who Do You Think You Are” and will be appearing in the screen adaptation of Tim Winton’s “Dirt Music” later this year. While nothing more has been announced, it can be assumed she’ll be playing the female lead. Georgie, the heroine of the book, becomes fascinated in watching a stranger attempting to poach fish in an area where nobody can maintain secrets for very long; disillusioned with her relationship with the local fisherman legend Jim Buckridge, she contrives a meeting with the stranger and soon passion runs out of control between two bruised and emotionally fragile people.

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