Browse Updates
Mar 02

Over the past weeks I’ve worked extensively on Toni Collette’s press library, adding the most recent interviews to promote “Knives Out” and “Unbelievable” and also posting lots of older articles from the early 1990s and 2000s. Included are some fantastic vintage cover stories from around the world, which you can now all find in the improved press library, hosting over 200 articles. If you have any articles or cover stories in your collection that you would like to share, please drop me a line. Enjoy reading!

Feb 27

According to Deadline, Bella Heathcote (Strange Angel, The Man in the High Castle) is set to headline Pieces of Her, Netflix’s dramatic thriller series based on the 2018 book by bestselling crime author Karin Slaughter. Heathcote will star opposite Toni Collette in the eight-episode series, which comes from an all-female creative team led by Charlotte Stoudt, Bruna Papandrea, Lesli Linka Glatter and Minkie Spiro. Written by Stoudt, who serves as showrunner, Pieces of Her is set in a sleepy Georgia town where a random act of violence sets off an unexpected chain of events for 30-year-old Andy Oliver (Heathcote) and her mother Laura (Collette). Desperate for answers, Andy embarks on a dangerous journey across America, drawing her toward the dark, hidden heart of her family. Stoudt executive produces with Papandrea, Steve Hutensky and Casey Haver from Made Up Stories, and Karin Slaughter, Janice Williams, Spiro and Glatter.

A self-saboteur, Andy (Bella Heathcote) is a college dropout living in her mother’s garage apartment. Aimless and struggling for direction, she is the complete opposite of her mother, Laura, (Toni Collette) who is a poised and well-respected speech pathologist. When a life-changing incident takes place at a small-town diner, Andy is forced to fend for herself as she is plunged into a world where nothing is as it seems.

Feb 19

Warner Bros has debuted a new trailer and poster for the upcoming feel-good story ‘Dream Horse’ featuring Toni Collette with a welsh accent. The story follows Jan Vokes, a cleaner and bartender, who recruits her initially reluctant husband Brian and local accountant Howard Davies to help her bring together a syndicate of local people to breed a foal – which they name Dream Alliance. On the racetrack, he proves himself to be more than a match for the multi-million-pound racehorses he comes up against – a true working-class champion, taking on the establishment at their own game. But much more than this, Dream begins to alter the lives of everyone in the syndicate, not least Jan’s. He is everything to her: friend, confidant and an escape from a life of always putting other people’s needs first. Directed by Euros Lyn the film also stars Damian Lewis, Owen Teale, Joanna Page, Karl Johnson, with Nicholas Farrell and Siân Phillips alongside Collette. The film has a UK release of April 17th. Screencaptures from the trailer as well as the US and UK poster have been added as well.

Related Media:

Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Dream Horse – Trailer screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Dream Horse – Posters & Key-Art
Video Archive – Career Videos – Dream Horse – Theatrical Trailer

Feb 14

As previously reported, “Knives Out” has been released on-demand last week and will bow on home-video next week. In a noteworthy feat for an original title, Rian Johnson’s whodunnit Knives Out has reached the $300 million mark at the worldwide box office. Knives Out’s domestic total through Monday stands at $159.1 million, with an international tally of $140.9 million. From Lionsgate and MRC, Knives Out has shown remarkable staying power since bowing in North America on Nov. 21, the beginning of the lucrative Thanksgiving corridor. When it concludes its theatrical run, the pic will be among the 10 top-grossing films ever released over Thanksgiving, according to Lionsgate. Overseas, top-performing territories to date include China ($28.4 million), followed by the U.K. ($16.8 million), Germany ($9.7 million), Australia ($9.3 million) and France ($8.2 million and counting). Screencaptures from the film, as well as its making of, on-set interview and deleted scenes, have been added to the photo gallery.

Related Media:

Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Knives Out – Blu-Ray screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Knives Out – Deleted Scenes screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Knives Out – Making Of screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Knives Out – Interviews screencaptures

Feb 07

Better late than never, I have managed to add all promotional videos and photoshoots from last week’s Sundance Film Festival to the archives. It’s a lot! Euros Lyn, the director of “Dream Horse”, and Toni Collette have visited all the relevant studio sites for interviews on the film, the Oscars and working in Wales. The film has received very positive and well-meaning reviews so far (The Hollywood Reporter gave the film “every chance of sprinting to victory at the box office finish line […] crowned by the reliably excellent Toni Collette”, which is a great barometer ahead of its April release in the United Kingdom. For a complete list of all added material, have a look at the list below.

Related Media:

Video Archive – Public Appearances – Sundance Film Festival – Collider (2020)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Sundance Film Festival – Deadline Studio (2020)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Sundance Film Festival – The Wrap Studio (2020)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Sundance Film Festival – Variety Studio (2020)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Sundance Film Festival – IndieWire (2020)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Sundance Film Festival – IMDb Studios (2020)
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2020 – Session 02
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2020 – Session 03
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2020 – Session 04
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 2020 – Session 05

Feb 04

After her Golden Globe-nominated role in Netflix’s “Unbelievable” series, Toni Collette will return to the streaming platform to star in a series adaptation of “Pieces of Her”, the thriller novel from author Karin Slaughter. The eight-episode drama will see Collette as Laura, who may seem like the pillar of the community in her small Georgian town, but one trip to the mall explodes into violence and reveals Laura has been lying low for years in the hopes no one would recognize her former identity. The violence and revelations compels her daughter, 30-year-old Andy, on a journey across America to unravel more secrets. “There’s a moment as an adult when you realize that your parents were actual human beings before you were born, and that they had lives. I think a lot of kids cope with that information by ignoring all of it,” Slaughter previously told EW of her book. “They don’t want to know that I was this horrible teenager and I treated my mom like sh— and I actually hurt her feelings, and there are real-life ramifications for hurting another human being.” This is a much different role for Collette than Detective Grace Rasmussen, who investigated a serial rapist with Merrit Wever’s Detective Karen Duvall in Unbelievable. Collette had also previously featured in the ensemble cast of Velvet Buzzsaw, which also found its distribution home on Netflix. She is currently filming a role in Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley, which stars Cate Blanchett and Bradley Cooper. Charlotte Stoudt, a co-executive producer on Fosse/Verdon, wrote the series adaptation and serves as showrunner. Minkie Spiro (The Plot Against America) will direct all eight episodes, while Lesli Linka Glatter and Bruna Papandrea also executive produce. Deadline was the first to report the news.