Posted on January 26th, 2011 by Frederik

News courtesy Inside Film. PJ Hogan’s Mental is set to shoot mid-year in Australia. The specific shoot dates are still to be set with star Toni Collette currently pregnant with her second child. “It’s just a matter of timing,” Universal Pictures International Australasia managing director Mike Baard said. Universal has the UK, Australian and New Zealand rights to the film – a comedy set within the world of Muriel’s Wedding and loosely based on Hogan’s own life. Baard raved about the project at last year’s Screen Producers Association of Australia conference, calling it “one of the most incredible scripts we’ve ever read”.

“Out of probably the 300 scripts I’ve read in the last four years it is the best beyond any doubt and that includes a lot of the international productions that we do,” he said at the SPAA conference. “We got involved very early on with CAA, PJ’s agent, and came on board – we negotiated the deal by putting up a very hefty advance for Australia, New Zealand and the UK which is a primary catalyst in getting the film financed.” Muriel’s Wedding grossed more than $15.76 million in Australia in 1994. Mental is expected to be released in 2012.

Posted on January 17th, 2011 by Frederik

This year’s coverage of the Golden Globe Awards will be, unfortunately, rather short. Toni didn’t attend the Globes, nor did she win in the Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical category for “United States of Tara”. The Golden Globe went to Laura Linney, a no-show as well. So, no pictures, no media this year. The segment of her category has been uploaded to the video archive for archival purposes anyway ;-)

Posted on January 16th, 2011 by Frederik

Showtime has announced the spring premiere dates for three of its series. Nurse Jackie, which stars Broadway veteran Edie Falco, will begin its third season on March 28 at 10pm. Immediately following, The United States of Tara, which features Tony Award nominee Toni Collette and new cast member Eddie Izzard, will also air the first episode of its third season.

Posted on January 9th, 2011 by Frederik

A bunch of new video clips have been added to the archive, including television programmes, various public appearances as well as red carpet and backstage interviews from the Primetime Emmys and Golden Globes. Check back for more to come. Enjoy!

Posted on December 14th, 2010 by Frederik

Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive first picture from “United States of Tara”‘s third season:

In Showtime’s acclaimed dramedy United States of Tara, Collette stars as Tara Gregson, a woman with dissociative identity disorder whose multiple personalities regularly take over her life. It all gets even more complicated in the third season (premiering next spring), when Tara’s personalities – or alters – start communicating with one another. (In this scene, the June Cleaver-channeling Alice chats up hippie-happy Shoshana.) So what does Tara make of this development? ”She thinks it’s weird!” says Collette, adding that her character – who was already on the verge of a breakdown – struggles to keep her other identities from ganging up on her. ”There’s a kind of a deal that she makes with the alters this season,” the Emmy winner teases. But as things progress, ”it’s a deal that might be jeopardized.”

Posted on December 14th, 2010 by Frederik

Congratulations to Toni for receiving another Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress in a Television Series Comedy or Musical for “United States of Tara”. She shares the category with Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Laura Linney (The Big C) and Lea Michele (Glee). Toni won the Golden Globe in January 2010 for the first season of “United States of Tara”, in addition to also winning the Emmy and a SAG Award nomination. The Golden Globes are handed out on January 16, 2011.