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Oct 18
2019

According to Deadline, There had been strong word of mouth surrounding Netflix’s limited-series crime drama Unbelievable since its September 13 launch. Today, the streamer released ratings that confirmed its popularity. Unbelievable, from showrunner Susannah Grant, CBS TV Studios and Timberman/Beverly Productions, was one of Netflix’s top ratings performers of the third quarter — and all of 2019. The limited series was viewed by 32 million households in its first four weeks on the platform, Netflix disclosed with its Q3 earnings report today. That is a big number for a crime drama that tackles a difficult subject, rape, and is based on a case that is not widely known. Turning Unbelievable into a true-crime anthology franchise had been on the back of the producers’ minds from the get-go. And while there are no deals in place and there have been no conversations with Netflix about that – Unbelievable was sold to the streamer as a one-off limited series – the idea of a follow-up is likely to be revisited in light of its ratings success and awards attention, centered largely on the performances of Toni Collette and Merritt Wever. There is no premise for a potential second installment being considered, but it would likely tackle a different case in a different true-crime arena. The title, Unbelievable, easily lands itself to telling different stories, much more so than Bravo/USA’s popular true-crime anthology Dirty John, for instance. Co-written by Grant, Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman, Unbelievable was based on “An Unbelievable Story of Rape,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning December 2015 article from the Marshall Project and ProPublica written by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, and the This American Life radio episode about the same case, “Anatomy of Doubt.”

Oct 16
2019

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Willem Dafoe is joining Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley. Bradley Cooper is headlining the Fox Searchlight production, which also counts Toni Collette, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett and David Strathairn as among its cast. Nightmare Alley is an adaptation of the 1946 noir novel by William Lindsay which first hit the big screen with a 1947 adaptation. Nightmare Alley is set in a world of carnival hustlers and con men, telling the story of a mentalist (Cooper) who teams with a psychologist in order to swindle the rich. Dafoe will play a head barker at a traveling carnival. Del Toro is directing the thriller and wrote the script with Kim Morgan. The filmmaker is aiming for an early 2020 shoot in Toronto.

Sep 21
2019

I hope you’ve all had a chance to watch “Unbelievable” on Netflix since its release last Friday. It’s an outstanding series that does more than justice to its original source and true story – eight wonderfully directed episodes of serious investigation, relatable characters driven by empathy and good will – and inclduing a wonderful ensemble cast. Toni Collette and Merritt Wever are a dream team for a series like this. Kaitlyn Dever is the standout of the show – creating a thoughtful character and a face to portray the difficulties, mistrust and misconception in an investigation like this. Also, a nice surprise to see some of Toni’s former co-stars in key roles, such as Bridget Everett and Brooke Smith. I have my fingers crossed to see Collette, Wever and Dever at next year’s awards season. For those wondering, Toni didn’t appear in the first episode. We only get to know Detective Grace Rasmussen by the end of the second episode. I’ve added screencaptures from all Toni episodes to the photo gallery. If you haven’t seen the show I highly encourage you to do so. It’s streaming on Netflix.



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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Unbelievable – Episode 2 screencatpures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Unbelievable – Episode 3 screencatpures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Unbelievable – Episode 4 screencatpures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Unbelievable – Episode 5 screencatpures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Unbelievable – Episode 6 screencatpures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Unbelievable – Episode 7 screencatpures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Unbelievable – Episode 8 screencatpures

Sep 21
2019

Lionsgate has released a second theatrical trailer for Rian Johnson’s upcoming “Knives Out”, which is as entertaining as the first look at the much-anticipated film. There are a couple of brief new scenes with Toni, the first giving us a better ear on her lifestyle-guru-valley-girl accent. Alongside the new trailer, a bunch of character posters have been added as well.

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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Knives Out – Posters & Key-Art
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Knives Out – Theatrical Trailer #2 screencaptures

Sep 21
2019

Upon its Netflix premiere last week, “Unbelievable” has been featured in various magazines to promote its release. Scans from five magazines have been added to the photo gallery. Many thanks to Jess for the Entertainment Weekly scans.

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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – OK! Magazine (Australia, September 23, 2019)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Woman’s Day (Australia, September 16, 2019)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Entertainment Weekly (USA, September 16, 2019)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – TV & Satellite Week (United Kingdom, September 07, 2019)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Time Magazine (USA, February 04, 2019)

Sep 14
2019

Yesterday, Toni Collette attended the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 25th anniversary celebration of “Muriel’s Wedding”. While Toni was the only original cast member to attend the celebration, she was accompanied by Susanna Grant, the executive producer of “Unbelievable” and was shown with the Academy’s president, David Rubin. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery.


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Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2019 – AMPAS’ Muriel’s Wedding 25th Anniversary Screening