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Dec 03
2022

Bleecker Street has unveiled the first teaser for its action-comedy Mafia Mamma, reteaming Toni Collette with director Catherine Hardwicke. The film written by Michael J. Feldman & Debbie Jhoon is slated for release in theaters on April 14, 2023. Mafia Mamma follows an insecure American woman (Toni Collette) who inherits her grandfather’s mafia empire in Italy. Guided by the firm’s trusted consigliere (Monica Bellucci), she hilariously defies everyone’s expectations, including her own, as the new head of the family business. Christopher Simon, Amanda Sthers, and Collette served as producers on the Vocab Films, IDEA(L) and New Sparta production. Mafia Mamma comes on the heels of Hardwicke, Collette and Simon’s collaboration on the 2015 dramedy Miss You Already, in which Collette starred opposite Drew Barrymore. Its cast also includes Giulio Corso, Francesco Mastroianni, Alfonso Perugini, Sophia Nomvete, Eduardo Scarpetta, Tim Daish, and Tommy Rodger.

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Video Archive – Career – Mafia Mamma – Teaser Trailer
Photo Gallery – Career – Mafia Mamma – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career – Mafia Mamma – Screncaptures – Teaser Trailer

Nov 01
2022

“The Estate” is receiving quite some buzz this week for its November 4 release. Anna Faris and Toni Collette have both participated in a virtual press junket for the film. So far, E! Insider and Entertainment Tonight have aired their segments in which the actresses talk about bonding on set to play sisters without any rehearsal time, if they would let their children watch their work. Toni also talked about this year’s 20th anniversary of “About a Boy” and if she keeps up with her co-stars Hugh Grant, Rachel Weisz and Nicholas Hoult. Screencaptures from both videos have been added, too. Edit: A 10-minute b-roll has been added as well.

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Video Archive – Career Videos – The Estate – B-Roll
Video Archive – News Segments – Entertainment Tonight (October 31, 2022)
Video Archive – News Segments – E! Insider (October 31, 2022)

Oct 29
2022

A first batch of official production stills for “The Estate” have been added to the photo gallery. The comedy, directed by Dean Craig, will be released theatrically in the US on November 4. It had its world-premiere at the BFI London Film Festival earlier this month, no reviews have been published yet.

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Photo Gallery – Career – The Estate – Production Stills

Sep 04
2022

A day after the announcement of its BFI London Film Festival premiere, “The Estate” has received a first look trailer and a theatrical release date for the US – November 4, 2022. You can watch it above and in the video archive. Screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.


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Video Archive – Career Videos – The Estate – Theatrical Trailer
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Estate – Screencaptures – Theatrical Trailer

Aug 27
2022

Hello everybody. With not much happening right, I’ve had a look at what material hasn’t been added to the site and found some great treasures from Toni’s early career: Two programmes from her time at the Sydney Theatre Company (found on Flickr with many thanks for sharing such rare finds), as well as production stills from “Muriel’s Wedding”, “The Boys” and “Eight and a Half Women”, among others. For a complete list of updates, have a look at the list below. Enjoy your weekend.


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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Sixth Sense – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Eight and a Half Women – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Boys – Promotional Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The James Gang – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1995 – “Muriel’s Wedding” Press Conference (L.A.)
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Muriel’s Wedding – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Uncle Vanya – Posters & Key-Art
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Aristophanes Frogs – Posters & Key-Art

Jul 17
2022

HBO Max’s “The Staircase” miniseries retells one of true crime’s most notorious cases: the death of Kathleen Peterson, through a fall from a staircase in her home. “We felt a lot of pressure,” series creator, showrunner and executive producer Antonio Campos told Variety. “I remember, when something wasn’t right, we’d be like ‘it’s called the Staircase! We just need to get this right.’” Campos was joined by executive producer and writer Maggie Cohn and actor Toni Collette, who portrayed Kathleen, for Variety’s “Making a Scene,” presented by HBO. In a conversation with Variety deputy editor Meredith Woerner, the three discussed the three depictions of Kathleen’s death that are seen over the course of the miniseries, and broke down how the sequences were staged and shot. The complete article and video can be found over at Variety.

Collette’s intentionally, hard-to-watch portrayal of Kathleen’s death was always going to be silent Cohn revealed. There were never going to rely on past Hollywood antics to hype up the moment. The brutality of this real woman’s passing was to be laid care with just Collette’s breathing marking her passing. “I remember being surprised and affected by what she was doing, I mean it,” Campos said. “It was very shocking to see because you can kind of suggest the sound or what kind of movement would be, but when you see an actor as good as Toni commit to an idea 150% and go for it, it’s shocking.” The crew actually had to pad the staircase to protect Collette and the stunt actor from injuring themselves on the green screen staircase. As for Collette, her intent was to give Kathleen a voice beyond what the public already knew from previous conversations. “The documentary doesn’t really see her as much more than a victim, she’s quite objectified, so it was a bit of a responsibility to kind of create her from not very much,” Collette said, referring to the 2004 documentary series the miniseries depicts the filming of. “It’s a lot to have to do that three times. But the reality of it is worse, so I just hope I did her justice.”

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Photo Gallery – Television Appearanes – 2022 – Variety’s Making a Scene: “The Staircase”