Posts Tagged ‘Toni Collette’

FOX SEARCHLIGHT 2013 Fall Preview

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

ENOUGH SAID (SELECT THEATRES)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2013

Directed by: Nicole Holofcener
Cast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette, Ben Falcone, Eve Hewson, Tavi Gevinson, Tracey Fairaway

Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne (Catherine Keener), the embodiment of her perfect self. Armed with a restored outlook on being middle-aged and single, Eva decides to take a chance on her new love interest Albert (James Gandolfini) – a sweet, funny and like-minded man. Things get complicated when Eva discovers that Albert is in fact the dreaded ex–husband of Marianne. This sharp insightful comedy follows Eva as she humorously tries to secretly juggle both relationships and wonders whether her new favorite friend’s disastrous ex can be her cue for happiness.

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BAGGAGE CLAIM – WIDE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2013

Directed by: David E. Talbert
Cast: Paula Patton, Derek Luke, Taye Diggs, Jill Scott, Boris Kodjoe, Adam Brody and Djimon Hounsou

Determined to get engaged before her youngest sister’s wedding, flight attendant Montana Moore (Paula Patton) finds herself with only 30 days to find Mr. Right. Using her airline connections to “accidentally” meet up with eligible ex-boyfriends and scour for potential candidates, she racks up more than 30,000 miles and countless comedic encounters, all the while searching for the perfect guy.

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12 YEARS A SLAVE
October 18, 2013 (limited release)

Directed by: Steve McQueen
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong’o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams, Alfre Woodard, Chris Chalk, Taran Killam, Bill Camp.

12 YEARS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life.

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BLACK NATIVITY
November 27, 2013 (wide release)

Directed by: Kasi Lemmons
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Jacob Latimore, Mary J. Blige, Nasir Jones and Jennifer Hudson

In a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated play, the holiday musical drama BLACK NATIVITY follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs (Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett). Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs’ rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima (Jennifer Hudson). Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.

ENOUGH SAID – Trailer

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Here is the trailer from Fox Searchlight’s upcoming film “ENOUGH SAID”. The film is directed by Nicole Holofcener, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette, Ben Falcone, Eve Hewson, Tavi Gevinson, Tracey Fairaway.

ENOUGH SAID – In Theaters September 20th!

A divorced and single parent, Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) spends her days enjoying work as a masseuse but dreading her daughter’s impending departure for college. She meets Albert (James Gandolfini) – a sweet, funny and like-minded man also facing an empty nest. As their romance quickly blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne (Catherine Keener), her new massage client. Marianne is a beautiful poet who seems “almost perfect” except for one prominent quality: she rags on her ex-husband way too much. Suddenly, Eva finds herself doubting her own relationship with Albert as she learns the truth about Marianne’s Ex. ENOUGH SAID is a sharp, insightful comedy that humorously explores the mess that often comes with getting involved again.

“The Boxtrolls” Teaser Movie Trailer

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Here is the teaser trailer from Focus Features’ upcoming film “The Boxtrolls”, opening in theaters everywhere on September 26, 2014. The film is directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable, starring Ben Kingsley, introducing Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, and Simon Pegg.

The new 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid animated feature is a comedic fable that unfolds in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class, and the stinkiest of fine cheeses. Beneath its charming cobblestone streets dwell the Boxtrolls, foul monsters who crawl out of the sewers at night and steal what the townspeople hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that’s the legend residents have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are an underground cavern-dwelling community of quirky and lovable oddballs who wear recycled cardboard boxes the way turtles wear their shells. The Boxtrolls have raised an orphaned human boy, Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright), since infancy as one of their dumpster-diving and mechanical junk-collecting own. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by villainous pest exterminator Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), who is bent on eradicating them as his ticket to Cheesebridge society, the kindhearted band of tinkerers must turn to their adopted charge and adventurous rich girl Winnie (Elle Fanning) to bridge two worlds amidst the winds of change – and cheese.

THE WAY WAY BACK Movie Poster

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Here is the poster from the Fox Searchlight’s upcoming film THE WAY WAY BACK. The movie is directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Amanda Peet, Rob Corddry, Liam James.

THE WAY WAY BACK opens in theaters July 5, 2013.



THE WAY, WAY BACK is the funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world – all during a summer he will never forget.

WATCH THE WAY WAY BACK TRAILER >>

THE WAY WAY BACK Movie Trailer

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Here is the latest trailer from the Fox Searchlight’s upcoming film THE WAY WAY BACK. The movie is directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Amanda Peet, Rob Corddry, Liam James.

THE WAY WAY BACK opens in theaters July 5, 2013.

MENTAL Movie Trailer

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film MENTAL. The movie is directed by PJ Hogan, starring Toni Collette, Liev Schreiber, Anthony Lapaglia, Rebecca Gibney, Kerry Fox, Caroline Goodall, Deborah Mailman, and Sam Clark.

MENTAL opens in theaters and on demand March 29, 2013.

Set in the fictional town of Dolphin Heads, MENTAL is written and directed by PJ Hogan and produced by Jerry Zucker, Janet Zucker, Todd Fellman and Jocelyn Moorhouse. It stars Golden Globe® Winner Toni Collette (United States of Tara, Little Miss Sunshine, About A Boy, The Sixth Sense) in a film that re-unites her with PJ Hogan for the first time since the iconic Muriel’s Wedding seventeen years ago.

The Moochmore girls are all certain they suffer from some sort of mental illness, because if they’re not crazy they’re just unpopular. The combination of Shirley’s five rambunctious daughters and her philandering husband Barry becomes too much for her to bear and she is committed to a mental institution.

Barry, a small time politician is left to take care of five girls who he barely knows. Overwhelmed, he impulsively picks up Shaz, a colorful hitchhiker on the side of the road, and installs her as the girls’ nanny. Shaz is charismatic, hot tempered, inspiring, and completely nuts. However she proves to be exactly what the Moochmore family needs.

FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES ACQUIRES “THE WAY, WAY BACK”

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula announced today that the company has acquired rights to North America as well as most major territories to the heartfelt comedy THE WAY, WAY BACK. Directed and written by Academy Award® winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, THE WAY, WAY BACK stars Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph, AnnaSophia Robb, Amanda Peet and Liam James.

The film was produced by Kevin J. Walsh of The Walsh Company and Tom Rice of Sycamore Pictures, and executive produced by Sycamore’s Ben Nearn and George Parra, OddLot Entertainment’s Gigi Pritzker, Faxon, and Rash. OddLot Entertainment and Sycamore Pictures co-financed the project.

The film is scheduled to be released in Summer, 2013.

“Nat and Jim have crafted a uproarious coming of age story and it is great to be reunited with them,” said Gilula and Utley. “The amazingly pitch perfect cast never misses a beat and was well deserving of the standing ovation the film received yesterday.”

“This is a very personal film and it’s been a long journey. We are so overwhelmed by the response it received at Sundance and are beyond delighted that it’s found a home with our family at Fox Searchlight,” said Faxon and Rash

“We are all elated that a vibrant company like Fox Searchlight shares our enthusiasm for the film and faith in Jim and Nat as writers, directors and storytellers,” said Rice and Walsh.

THE WAY, WAY BACK is the funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin).

Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world – all during a summer he will never forget.

HITCHCOCK Movie Trailer

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Here is the trailer from Fox Searchlight’s upcoming film HITCHCOCK. The movie is directed by Sacha Gervasi, starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Jessica Biel, Michael Stuhlbarg, James D’Arcy, Michael Wincott, Richard Portnow, Kurtwood Smith.

HITCHCOCK opens in theaters November 23, 2012.

HITCHCOCK Movie Poster

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Here is the poster from Fox Searchlight’s upcoming film HITCHCOCK. The movie is directed by Sacha Gervasi, starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Jessica Biel, Michael Stuhlbarg, James D’Arcy, Michael Wincott, Richard Portnow, Kurtwood Smith.

HITCHCOCK opens in theaters November 23, 2012.



HITCHCOCK is a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville.

The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie Psycho

Arclight Films Announces 2012 Filmart Lineup & Sale of THE ASSASSINS Starring Chow Yun Fat to Well Go USA

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Arclight Films, one of the world’s premiere independent film sales and production companies, with offices in Los Angeles, Sydney, Hong Kong and Toronto announces their 2012 Filmart Lineup and the sale of THE ASSASSINS to Well Go USA. The ever-expanding business, now in its tenth year, offers a dynamic roster of films that span three divisions: Arclight, the parent company, Darclight, specializing in edgy genre-driven feature films, and Easternlight, with the largest offering of Asian Feature Films of any non Asian-based indie film label in the world.

“Hong Kong Filmart is an important time for us,” said Ying Ye, head of the Easternlight label. “We’re thrilled to be able to enter the market with an announcement of the sale of THE ASSASSINS (starring Chow Yun Fat and Crystal Liu Yi Fei, from the production team behind The Flowers of War) to Well Go USA who’ve acquired the North American rights,” she continued.

Below are highlights of the 2012 Arclight Films Hong Kong Filmart lineup.


Easternlight Lineup

2012 Hong Kong Filmart lineup includes DANGEROUS LIASIONS starring Zhang Ziyi, THE ASSASINS starring Chow Yun Fat (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: AT WORLD’S END), THE FOUR starring Crystal Liu (FORBIDDEN KINGDOM) and Deng Chao, and WHITE VENGEANCE starring Leon Lai Ming (FALLEN ANGELS, COMRADES), William Feng, and Crystal Liu (FORBIDDEN KINGDOM).

Arclight Lineup

Including but not limited to: MENTAL starring Toni Collette and Liev Schreiber, THE POWER OF FEW starring Christopher Walken, Christian Slater and Q’orianka Kilcher, NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN starring Ryan Kwanten (TRUE BLOOD), Bojana Novakovic (EDGE OF DARKNESS, BURNING MAN, DEVIL) Alice Parkinson (X MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, SANCTUM) and SKY FORCE 3D a 3D animated family film from the team that brought us LITTLE GOBIE.

Darclight Lineup

BAIT 3D directed by Kimble Rendall (THE MATRIX TRILOGY) written by Russell Mulcahy (TALE OF THE MUMMY, HIGHLANDER, 
RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION), starring Xavier Samuel (TWILIGHT: ECLIPSE), Julian McMahon (RED, FANTASTIC FOUR FRANCHISE), and Sharni Vinson (YOU’RE NEXT, STEP UP 3D), WOLF CREEK 2 starring John Jarratt (WOLF CREEK, ROGUE, AUSTRALIA), REDD INC featuring Nicholas Hope (BAD BOY BUBBY), Kelly Paterniti (GRIFF THE INVISIBLE), Sam Reid (ANONYMOUS), James Mackay (DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK, SHADOW PEOPLE produced by Michael Ohoven (COPOTE, THE DEVIL’S REJECTS) featuring Alison Eastwood (MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL, TIGHTROPE), Dallas Roberts (3:10 TO YUMA, WALK THE LINE), and INBRED featuring Jo Hartley (THIS IS ENGLAND, DEAD MAN’S SHOES), James Doherty (FOOTBALLER’S WIVES, EASTENDERS), Seamus O’Neill (THE WAR HORSE), James Burrows (THIS IS ENGLAND, EDEN LAKE, ROBIN HOOD)