Browse Updates
Jan 07
2017

Toni Collette has double-duties at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Besides the premiere of “Fun Moms Dinner”, she also co-stars in the world-premiere of Alexandre Moors’ “The Yellow Birds”. Adapted by David Lowery, from the acclaimed 2012 novel by Iraq War veteran Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds unfolds like a mystery, conveying its story in stark flashbacks and haunting fragments from the frontlines. Director Alexandre Moors follows up his striking debut feature, Blue Caprice, with an enigmatic but unflinching drama about the costs of war—to both those who fight and those they leave behind. At the film’s center, Alden Ehrenreich gives a startling performance layered with toughness and vulnerability, revealing an inner battle between competing codes of silence and friendship. Twenty-one-year-old Bartle (Ehrenreich) and 18-year-old Murph (Tye Sheridan) become fast friends in army training before shipping off to fight insurgents in Iraq. Taken under the wing of a hot-headed sergeant (Jack Huston), they wander into the fog of war, but Murph never comes back. Bartle returns home with the secrets of Murph’s disappearance held close to his aching chest, while a shrewd military investigator (Jason Patric) and Murph’s anguished mom (Jennifer Aniston) demand answers. Toni plays Alden’s mother. “The Yellow Birds” premieres on January 21.

Dec 28
2016

One of Toni’s upcoming films, the comedy “Fun Mom Dinner”, will have its world-premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27. Here’s the film’s official synopsis: At some point, Emily stopped being “Emily”—high-powered lawyer, strong woman, sexual being—and became, simply, “Mom.” It’s like, her kids and husband are great, but there’s got to be more to life than diapers, playdates, and fingerpaint, right? RIGHT?!? When some of the other moms at school propose a Chardonnay-soaked night out, Emily is IN. She even drags her reluctant friend Kate along for the ride. But what starts as gossip and tapas quickly turns into a night that these ladies will never forget (even though they’re all super duper high). Deftly infusing zany hijinks with real feeling, director Alethea Jones and writer Julie Rudd deliver a riotous comedy that spares no rods and spoils no children. The titular moms (Katie Aselton, Toni Collette, Molly Shannon, and Bridget Everett) make a truly formidable ensemble, dispensing dick jokes and tearful revelations with equal aplomb. Together, they prove that “mom” is more than a dirty word—it’s a badge of honor.

Dec 05
2016

Toni’s latest film, the FBI thriller “Imperium”, starring Daniel Radcliffe, has been released on DVD and Blu-Ray in the United States and across most European countries. Radcliffe plays a youung FBI agent who goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy. The Blu-Ray comes with a featurette and cast & crew interviews – unfortunately none of them feature Toni, who plays Radcliffe’s FBI confident. Screencaptures from the Blu-Ray have been added to the photo gallery. Enjoy!


Nov 05
2016

The film adaptation of the hit Australian novel “Jasper Jones” has received a first-look teaser trailer. It doesn’t reveal much, but it does introduce us to the film’s main characters, Charlie (Levi Miller) and Jasper (Aaron L. McGrath). “Jasper Jones” features an outstanding Australian cast that includes Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice, Dan Wyllie, Matt Nable and Aaron McGrath. A wonderful picture of Collette and Wyllie – who will always be brother and sister Heslop – has been added to the photo gallery. The film is due out in Australian cinemas on 2 March, 2017 and the official synopsis for the film is as follows: In the dead of night during the scorching summer of 1969, Charlie is startled when he is woken by local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones outside his window. Jasper leads him deep into the forest and shows him something that will change his life forever, setting them both on a dangerous journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community.

Sep 21
2016

Curtis Hanson, who directed Toni Collette and Cameron Diaz in 2005’s “In her Shows, has died. Hanson was probably best known for 1997’s “L.A. Confidential”, which was nominated for nine Oscars, including for best picture and best director and won for Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay (Mr. Hanson and his co-writer, Brian Helgeland). As Sasha Stone at AwardsDaily wrote earlier today, he was also a director of great women. Hanson had an ability to bring out fierce performances in his actresses – from Kim Basinger, who won an Oscar in LA Confidential, to the absolutely fantastic Rebecca De Mornay in the Hand that Rocks the Cradle. She should have gotten an Oscar nomination for that movie. And what can you say about The River Wild except that it’s a much better movie than it’s been given credit for, thank in large part to Meryl Streep – but also Hanson was a good director of thrillers, usually those that revolved around female characters, but he also directed 8 Mile with Eminem which came close to getting a Best Picture nomination. Edit: Toni Collette released a statement on Mr. Hanson’s passing on her Instagram account:

Oh Curtis, I am so lucky to have worked with you and known your friendship. The greatest director. The most curious and beautiful mind. You were a great liver of life and will always inspire me. I’ll miss you. I hope wherever you are it’s widescreen…

Sep 08
2016

No reservations are required for the upcoming comedy Fun Mom Dinner, which stars Toni Collette, Molly Shannon, Bridget Everett, and Katie Aselton as four wildly different mothers whose kids share a preschool class. When this unlikely quartet decides to meet up for a casual dinner, things quickly devolve into an evening of debauchery — and weed-fueled karaoke performances. That means at least one heartfelt ‘80s singalong, as seen in the exclusive photo above. “It’s so easy to lump them into a generic ‘mum’ category,” says Collette, whose character is raising four young boys. “But they’re all strikingly different, and they all go out on this night together with varying degrees of reluctance and willingness.”Not unlike this summer’s breakout hit Bad Moms, Fun Mom Dinner is the latest comedy about mothers behaving badly and the idea that — shocker! — there’s not one way to be the perfect mom.

“When you have kids, you’re still the same person you were — except you have kids! Moms are not all the same people!” Collette says, laughing. “Every single human being is different, and I think having a child enriches your life, but you still maintain your sense of self, or struggle with that. And that’s part of this [movie] as well.” A few non-moms round out the cast, including Adam Scott, Adam Levine, Rob Huebel, and Paul Rust, but it’s mostly a female affair, including writer Julie Yaeger Rudd and first-time feature director Alethea Jones. June Pictures and Gettin’ Rad Productions produced. “People were actually wetting themselves from laughing so much at work,” Collette says. “I hadn’t experienced that in the past.” Fun Mom Dinner is out next year.