Posted on May 20th, 2016 by Frederik

Among the projects that Toni Collette has under her mantle for 2016/2017 is “Yellow Birds”, a contemporary war drama featuring a cast that includes Jennifer Aniston, Alden Ehrenreich, Jack Huston and Tye Sheridan. Deadline‘s Pete Hammond wrote about the film in his piece about its production company, Cinelou, with some interesting background and some praise for its acting: Although “Yellow Birds” is slated for 2017, the company plans to qualify it for this year’s Oscar race in several categories. I got a look at 11 minutes of it, and though it definitely has the feel of Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, there also seems to be some strong female supporting roles for Aniston and Toni Collette that could figure into acting races if all goes well.

Posted on December 12th, 2015 by Frederik

Toni Collette and Jason Patric have joined the cast of The Yellow Birds, the Iraq War drama from Cinelou Films. Jennifer Aniston, Jack Huston,Tye Sheridan and Alden Ehrenreich are also starring in the movie that will be directed by Blue Caprice helmer Alexandre Moors. David Lowery wrote the script. Birds tells of two young soldiers (Sheridan and Ehrenreich) who bond in boot camp. They make a promise to keep one another safe but when one dies, the other struggles to keep the balance between the truth that he vowed not to speak, and the peace that a mourning mother seeks. Huston is their commander while Aniston is one of the soldier’s mother. Collette plays the mother of the soldier who returns. Patric, who will be seen in the family adventure movie Lost & Found, plays a captain. Filming is currently underway.