Toni and I
What do you do when you’ve poured several million dollars into a movie and the rationale is suddenly undermined by the death of a princess? This has been the problem confronted by Village Roadshow which made “Diana and Me”, a comedy about an ardent fan of the late Diana Spencer, starring Toni Collette. The movie had been shot. It had been sold in Britain, Germany, Scandinavia and Australia and it was ready to be scheduled when Di died. What could Village Roadshow do, given that part of the plot was driven by a collection of frenzied paparazzi. Variety reports: “Sources said the pic now would be told as a memory that takes into account the death of Di in a car crash in a Paris tunnel over the Labor Day weekend. Sources agreed that the new scenes may shift the tone of the pic, which originally was lighthearted about the trials of being a royal. “We’re shooting some book-ends that actually put the plot into a historical context,” one source said. It is due to be released early next year.