Over 700 Blu-Ray screencaptures from “The Way, Way Back” have been added to the image library. What a wonderful film! If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to grab your copy for a great story with a magnificent ensemble cast, featuring Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph and Allison Janney. Additionally, screencaptures from the making of have been added as well.
Just in time for tonight’s Broadway opening of “The Realistic Joneses”, Toni Collette Online is sporting a brand new layout. Hope you like the new look. All content is still up with the filmography pages being shaped a little bit. The image library and the video archive have been matched to the new look, so enjoy browsing around.
The Broadway premiere of Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses will open at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre tonight. The play, directed by Sam Gold, stars Academy Award nominee Toni Collette, Golden Globe winner Michael C. Hall, Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts, and Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei as two suburban couples with the same last name whose lives suddenly become intertwined. The play had its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre in 2012 under Gold’s direction.
Yahoo! Movies has launched the trailer premiere for “Lucky Them”, Toni Collette’s un-romantic comedy, which will receive a limited release in the United States on May 30. It’s been a long time since Toni’s been featured that much in a trailer, so it’s exciting to see – at the same time I hope that the limited release won’t mean that no one will get to see it. You can watch the trailer in the video archive with additional information below.
Rock stars have the worst luck around Toni Collette. In 1998’s “Velvet Goldmine,” she played the wife of ’70s glam rock star Brian Slade, who faked his assassination and disappeared into anonymity. Now she’s on the trail of another disappearing rocker from a very different musical era in the upcoming “Lucky Them.” Collette plays Ellie Klug, a rock journalist whose career is hanging by a thread when she gets the assignment to track down missing Seattle music icon Matthew Smith. It’s a complicated task, because Smith hasn’t been seen in a decade and he’s Klug’s ex-boyfriend. Helping her in her pursuit is Charlie (Thomas Haden Church), a former software mogul trying to reinvent himself as a documentary filmmaker. Where “Goldmine” flashed back two decades to the glam rock world of David Bowie and Iggy Pop, “Lucky Them” uses a similar gap in time to re-examine the grunge era of Kurt Cobain (who died 20 years ago next week). The film is also semi-autobiographical in nature, with Collette playing a role inspired by the film’s co-writer Emily Wachtel (who wrote under the pen name “Ellie Klug”). Also starring Oliver Platt and Ahna O’Reilly, “Lucky Them” opens in select theaters on May 30.
Toni Collette, has joined the international humanitarian organization, Concern Worldwide, as its first official Global Ambassador.
I am deeply honored to join Concern as their first Global Ambassador,” says Ms. Collette. “I know I am becoming part of a global team of men and women committed to transforming care and empathy into real, direct and effective action that creates lasting change in the lives of some of the world’s poorest people.
As a Global Ambassador, Ms. Collette will work to shine a light on the challenges facing those impacted by poverty, war, conflict, and natural disaster. In this role, Ms. Collette will travel to Concern’s program areas, which include 25 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Caribbean, to bring much-needed attention to the conditions of those living in extreme poverty and in emergency and conflict environments. “We’re so grateful that Toni has agreed to make Concern Worldwide her chosen cause because we know that she can have a transformative impact on our work,” says Dr. Joseph Cahalan, CEO of Concern Worldwide U.S., the organization’s affiliate headquartered in New York City. “Toni has a rare ability to translate concern into action, having helped us reach countless new friends and donors as part of our Concern Gifts program in the last two years. Now, as our ambassador, she can help us reach millions more and strengthen our effort to change the lives of the world’s poorest people.” In 2012, Ms. Collette lent her celebrity to Concern’s global campaign to fight malnutrition and hunger and later to a holiday appeal to make a difference to families across the world through gifts such as livestock, clean water, and health care. Together, the campaigns raised money that helped Concern fight poverty, hunger, and disease, and ultimately save lives.
The Washington Post has a great interview with Toni Collette. In Will Eno’s Broadway play, “The Realistic Joneses,” opening April 6 at the Lyceum Theater, Toni Collette plays Jennifer Jones, a woman whose laconic husband (Tracy Letts) has a rare terminal illness. When her new neighbors, also called the Joneses (played by Michael C. Hall and Marisa Tomei) show up, the four characters start interacting in all sorts of weird ways. Mr. Hall’s character can’t seem to stop talking – he says all the things most people tend to keep to themselves; Ms. Tomei’s is an emotional mess; and Ms. Collette’s Jennifer has the difficult task of keeping it together when everyone around her starts to lose it. Ms. Collette, who became a worldwide star 20 years ago as the adorable star of ‘Muriel’s Wedding,’ has gone on to play everything from a schizophrenic mom in “United States of Tara” and an unhappily married yuppie in last year’s “Enough Said” to the mother of a child pageant star in “Little Miss Sunshine.” The complete interview can be read here.