Posted on March 27th, 2019 by Frederik

Toni Collette sure loves her Netflix, and so do we! After “Wanderlust” and “Velvet Buzzsaw”, Toni and Jesse Plemons are among the stars who have signed up for a new psychological thriller Netflix film directed by Charlie Kaufman. They will be joined by Jessie Buckley and David Thewlis in “I’m Thinking Of Ending Things”, which is based on the best-selling 2016 debut novel of the same name by Iain Reid. Kaufman, who wrote the films Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, will also write the screen adaptation, and Reid will co-produce alongside Anthony Bregman. Exploring the fragility of the psyche and the limitations of solitude, the novel tells the story of Jake and his girlfriend, who go on a road trip to meet his parents on their secluded farm. The girlfriend, who is not named, is thinking of ending things, but is left stranded when Jake takes an unexpected detour, leading to a disturbing series of events. The last time news broke about Charlie Kaufman’s film (his first directorial outing since 2015’s Anomalisa), it was that Brie Larson had joined the cast. She’s no longer part of the film. From the sounds of it, Buckley will swap in for Larson as the girlfriend, while Collette and Thewlis are likely as his parents. There’s no word on when we might see the film, but the casting announcement means Kaufman has already kicked off shooting or is about to start.

Posted on February 19th, 2019 by Frederik

Toni Collette will be a special guest at New York’s CORE Club on March 20. In partnership with Hudson Union Society, she will talk about her career. More information can be found here. With a proven ability to transform into the characters she plays, Toni Collette has impressed audiences and the entertainment industry alike throughout the last two decades. She made an indelible impression on moviegoers worldwide with her breakout performance as the title character in P.J. Hogan’s Muriel’s Wedding, which brought her a Golden Globe Award nomination. More recently, she won a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award for her portrayal of a woman with multiple personalities on the television series United States of Tara, which ran for three seasons.

Ms Collette most recently starred in the independent films: Please Stand By with Dakota Fanning, Yellow Birds with Jennifer Aniston, and Fun Mom Dinner with Molly Shannon as well as Madame with Harvey Keitel. Collette went onto star in the highly anticipated thriller film Hereditary, which got her rave reviews out of Sundance and was A24’s top grossing film of all time. Hereditary was released at the same time in June 2018 as the heartfelt indie Hearts Beat Loud that Collette starred in with Nick Offerman. Collette can currently be scene in the Netflix mini-series Wanderlustwhich was written by the award winning play write Nick Payne. Born and raised in Australia, she was a student at Australia’s prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).

Posted on March 12th, 2018 by Frederik

Everything Now is proud to present a more IN DEPTH advance look at “Money + Love,” a double video directed by David Wilson, written by David Wilson and Arcade Fire, and starring Arcade Fire and Toni Collette. “Money + Love” will be released March 15. The new teaser is now live, see above. “Money + Love” opens in the aftermath of Arcade Fire’s 360-degree deal with global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now, and features a narrative that unfolds over the course of full performances of “Put Your Money on Me” and “We Don’t Deserve Love” from the Grammy-nominated global #1 album Everything Now (Sonovox/Columbia). Win Butler commented on the ambitious scope of the two-song short film, “The concept of a double video really appealed to us, we’d always loved songs being put together as A and B sides… and these songs seemed perfect together. David has been a great collaborator for us since Reflektor and we were finally able to work with Toni whom we’d been wanting to work with for some time”. Toni Collette said of her role, “Arcade Fire is on of my all time favorite bands. I was blown away when they asked me to be part of their video. It was a total pleasure acting with them and an even greater pleasure getting to know them. They continue to inspire and I continue to admire. I mean, who gets to do that? I am so lucky!” For further information, go to arcadefire.com.

Posted on January 27th, 2018 by Frederik

In case you’re wondering whatever has happened to “The Yellow Birds” – the highly anticipated Iraq war drama, destined by the online community to become a frontrunner at the Oscars until its Sundance world-premiere to disastrous reviews – well, here’s your news: DirecTV is partnering with Saban Films to release Alexandre Moors’ “The Yellow Birds” in North America. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017 and will be released in spring 2018. It will debut day-and-date in theaters and on demand. The film received mixed reviews when it screened at Sundance, but did draw interest from buyers due a cast of rising stars that includes Tye Sheridan, Alden Ehrenreich, and Jack Husto. Jennifer Aniston and Toni Collette co-star in the film. “The Yellow Birds” follows two young soldiers, Bartle (Ehrenreich) and Murph (Sheridan), as they navigate the frontlines of the Iraq War. As the story progresses, Bartle becomes haunted by a promise he made to Murph’s mother before their deployment. The war drama is written by David Lowery and R.F.I. Porto, and based on the best-selling novel by Kevin Powers. It was produced by Courtney Solomon and Mark Canton for Cinelou Films, and Jeff Sharp for Story Mining & Supply Company.

Posted on September 21st, 2016 by Frederik

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…

Posted on September 8th, 2016 by Frederik

Hot on the heels of news about a Moulin Rouge musical, another famous Australian property is heading to the stage, this time courtesy of Global Creatures and Sydney Theatre Company. Directed by Simon Phillips, Muriel’s Wedding The Musical is scheduled to play a limited engagement November 6, 2017 through December 30 at Sydney’s Roslyn Packer Theatre. Featuring a book by PJ Hogan, music and lyrics by Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall, with songs by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson, originally written for ABBA, the show is based on Hogan’s 1994 movie Muriel’s Wedding, which starred Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths. Sets and costumes will be by Gabriela Tylesova. In Muriel’s Wedding The Musical, Muriel Heslop is back! And this time she’s singing. Stuck in a dead-end life in Porpoise Spit, Muriel dreams of the perfect wedding—the white dress, the church, the attention. Unfortunately, there’s one thing missing. A groom. Following her dreams to Sydney, Muriel ends up with everything she ever wanted—a man, a fortune and a million Twitter followers. That’s when things start to go really wrong.