It’s great to see Toni being so busy in film right now. Today, an international trailer for “Hector and the Search for Happiness” has been released, alongside with two production stills from the upcoming “Tammy”. And what a great surprise to see her film-husband in the image: “The Way, Way Back” director Nat Faxon. You can watch the trailer and new stills by clicking the previews below.
After bringing the video section for “Hostages” up to date (see previous update), I’ve added preview clips from all episodes of the three seasons of “United States of Tara”. That brings 36 new clips to the archive. This was such a wonderful small and odd show with fantastic performances by everyone involved. So sit back and enjoy a trip down Tara’s memory lanes.
Here’s a “farewell” update to the short-lived CBS series “Hostages”. First, a massive gallery update with lots of addtional production and promotional stills, on-set pictures and posters.
Then, video clips from the series have been added – including television spots for all episodes as well as over 20 preview clips. Click any of the previews below for a complete overview.
A couple of movie posters for the upcoming comedy “Tammy” have been released, alongside the film’s official synopsis, which can be found below. Edit: Another bunch of movie posters have been added.
Tammy (McCarthy) is having a bad day. She’s totaled her clunker car, gotten fired from her thankless job at a greasy burger joint, and instead of finding comfort at home, finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor in her own house. It’s time to take her boom box and book it. The bad news is she’s broke and without wheels. The worse news is her grandma, Pearl (Sarandon), is her only option—with a car, cash, and an itch to see Niagara Falls. Not exactly the escape Tammy had in mind. But on the road, with grandma riding shot gun, it may be just what Tammy needs.
Joining Oscar® nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids”) and Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon (“Dead Man Walking,”) are: Allison Janney (“The Help”) playing Tammy’s world-weary mom, Deb; Gary Cole (“Pineapple Express,” TV’s “VEEP”) as ladies man Earl; and Mark Duplass (TV’s “The Mindy Project”) as his son, Bobby; with Dan Aykroyd (“The Campaign”) as Don and Academy Award® winner Kathy Bates (“Misery,” “Midnight in Paris”) as Pearl’s fun-loving cousin Lenore. Rounding out the cast are Toni Collette (“Little Miss Sunshine”) in the role of the neighbor, Missi; and Nat Faxon (“Bad Teacher”) as Tammy’s husband, Greg.
The screenplay is by Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone. Will Ferrell (“The Campaign”) and Adam McKay (“The Campaign”) are producing the film with McCarthy. Rob Cowan, Falcone, Chris Henchy, Kevin Messick, Toby Emmerich, Richard Brenner and Michael Disco are serving as executive producers. The behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Russ Alsobrook (“Paul Blart: Mall Cop”), production designer Jefferson Sage (“This is 40”), and editor Mike Sale (“Bridesmaids”). The music is composed by Michael Andrews (“Bad Teacher”).
Scheduled for release on July 2, 2014, “Tammy” is a presentation of New Line Cinema and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.
Toni is currently promoting the theatrical release of “Lucky Them” in New York. It’s great to see that this small film gets a deserving spotlight in the media. Current appearances have included an interview on the Today Show and the aforementioned Watch What Happens Live! (unfortunately there’s only an excerpt since the full appearances hasn’t made its way online yet). There’s also a news segment from April, A New York Minute with Jill Martin, a scene from Lucky Them, a commercial for The Realistic Joneses, and an interview that Toni did for Concern Worldwide in 2012. Enjoy the new clips.
Video Archive – Talkshows – The Today Show (May 27, 2014)
Video Archive – Talkshows – Watch What Happens Live! (May 15, 2014)
Video Archive – News Segments – A New York Minute with Jill Martin (April 14, 2014)
Video Archive – Career Videos – Lucky Them – Film Scene 01
Video Archive – Career Videos – The Realistic Joneses – Commercial
Video Archive – Miscellaneous – Concern Worldwide Interview
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.