Wow, that I call a fast movie. The Toronto International Film Festival announced additions to their Galas and Special Presentations programs, and among them is “Lucky Them”, a film that was shot this January. “Lucky Them” tells the story of Ellie Klug (Toni Collette), a rock journalist who is tasked with the painful assignment of exploring her own past. Joined by eccentric would-be documentarian Charlie (Thomas Haden Church), Ellie sets out on an emotional treasure hunt in order to finally rid herself of her “ghosts” and get on with her life. Toni’s other film at TIFF will be “Enough Said”. The full schedule will be announced on August 20. Three pictures from the film have been added to the gallery.
The theatrical trailer for “Enough Said”, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Ben Falcone and Toni Collette, has been launched by 20th Century Fox. The romantic comedy, which is unfortunately one of Mr. Gandolfini’s last films, will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next month. You can watch the trailer in the video archive.
The film centers on a divorced, single mother and masseuse Eva (Louis-Dreyfus) who starts up a romance with Albert (Gandolfini). Things get complicated when Eva realizes Albert is the ex of her new client (played by Holofcener muse Catherine Keener), who plies Eva with all the nitpicky and more substantial problems she and Albert had during their marriage. Look out for this spot-on quote: Getting an ex-wife to spill the beans on one’s new boyfriend is “like a human Trip Advisor.” HD screencaptures from the trailer can be found in the gallery.
These last two days, Toni Collette has been in attendance at the CBS Summer TCA, promoting the upcoming series “Hostages”. Pictures from the shows’ panel and the CBS party have been added to the gallery. Additional coverage on the TCA can be found below the previews.
The following coverage has been posted by the Hollywood Reporter: Hostages, a drama led by Dylan McDermott and Toni Collette about surgeon Ellen Sanders who is forced to decide whether to kill the president or have her family killed, is hoping to take network television to a different level. The show is “a chance to do something new on network television,” executive producer Jeffrey Nachmanoff told reporters gathered Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour. The 15-episode order differentiates itself from the traditional series, which often sees 22 (or more) episodes, and follows the successes of similarly-modeled CBS’ Under the Dome and Fox’s The Following. But don’t call Hostages a miniseries. Executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer, as well as the other producers, have high hopes Hostages can sustain its story beyond a first season. “This is not a miniseries for us,” Bruckheimer said, adding that he hopes to get two seasons or more. The complete article can be read here.
|CBS has released a sneak peek of the key art designs for the Network’s new fall 15-episode thriller “Hostages”. The designs will be featured at Comic-Con this week and will begin appearing in print, online and outdoor later this summer. The series premieres Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 on the CBS Television Network. Entertainment Weekly has called the posters a “provocative marketing art”, which has Collette and McDermott gagged by American flags (a second version of the poster can be found in the gallery as well).|
“Hostages”, from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer, is a high-octane suspense drama starring Emmy Award winner Toni Collette as a premiere surgeon thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by Rogue FBI agent Duncan Carlisle. Dr. Ellen Sanders and her family are held captive in their home by Carlisle, a desperate man doing the wrong thing for the right reasons, who orders her to assassinate the President when she operates on him. His highly skilled accomplices include his brother-in-law Kramer, whose loyalty to Carlisle will be tested; quick-tempered and intimidating Archer, an ex-military man with a razor-sharp tongue; and the only woman involved, Sandrine, a mysterious last-minute replacement to the team.
With her family’s life in peril, Ellen faces an incomprehensible moral dilemma in order to save her overbearing husband Brian, her secretive daughter Morgan and her not-so-innocent son Jake. In this high-stakes standoff between Ellen and Carlisle, fraught with tremendous national and personal consequences, the choices between right and wrong become even more blurred.
Yesterday, the Los Angeles premiere for “The Way, Way Back” was held and Toni Collette was in attendance. View over 100 pictures from the premiere in the image library with additional information on the event and quotes below.
The film reunites Carell and Collette, who last worked together on Little Miss Sunshine. Looking stunning in a crisp black J Brand jumpsuit, Collette called The Way, Way Back “the perfect combination of humor and reality,” noting that audiences may be surprised by Carell’s portrayal of Trent. “He’s so wonderful in this. Audiences are used to him doing these really big comedies, and he’s not entirely likable in this. It’s a good surprise.” On the red carpet at Regal Cinemas at LA Live they were joined by co-stars Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb and Liam James. What were their most memorable summer vacations growing up? “My family and I used to take a lot of camping trips,” recalled Carell. “We’d load up a trailer, like a pop-up tent trailer and we’d explore the White Mountains and go down to Cape Cod. And sort of go all over the place on the East Coast.” Collette grinned describing her best summer, when she was 18. “A bunch of girlfriends pulled up outside my house. I grabbed my guitar and a small backpack and jumped in, and I didn’t know where I was going. We drove up the coast of Australia. We slept on beaches. We went to a folk festival. It was freedom I will never forget.”