Toni Collette and Catherine Hardwicke are following up their final collaboration, 2015 tearjerker “Miss You Already,” with a comedy. The pair are reuniting for “Mafia Mamma,” the story of a suburban American lady “who inherits her grandfather’s Mafia empire, and guided by the Agency’s trusted consigliere defies everybody’s expectations, together with her personal, as the brand new head of the household enterprise,” a press launch particulars. Collette will topline the pic and Hardwicke is directing.
Based mostly on an unique thought by Amanda Sthers (“Madame”), the pic counts her and Collette amongst its producers. “A.P. Bio” scribes Debbie Jhoon and Michael J. Feldman penned the script. Monica Bellucci (“Spectre”) will co-star within the movie.
“I couldn’t be extra excited to make this movie with Catherine and the staff,” mentioned Collette. “It’s pure, fish out of water enjoyable with a agency feminist spine. I believe we might all deal with an uplifting, giggle out loud story like this proper about now. Convey it on Italy!”
Hardwicke added, “Toni is among the most versatile actresses on the planet – she may be intensely emotional, super-sexy, and LOL hilarious. She’s going to dazzle as Kristin. And I personally relate to this lady who has to faucet into her interior warrior and earn the respect of a bunch of males – particularly after working within the movie enterprise. This story is empowering in probably the most enjoyable means!”
Collette starred alongside Drew Barrymore in “Miss You Already,” the story of lifelong associates whose relationship is examined by being pregnant and sickness.
In 2000 Collette obtained an Oscar nod for “The Sixth Sense.” Her latest movie credit embody “I’m Considering of Ending Issues” and “Knives Out.” The four-time Emmy nominee landed the prize for Excellent Lead Actress in a Comedy Sequence for “United States of Tara.” She’s set to make her directorial debut with “Writers and Lovers,” an adaptation of Lily King’s ebook about an aspiring novelist who finds herself in a love triangle.
“Twilight,” “Lords of Dogtown,” and “13” are amongst Hardwicke’s options. Her upcoming slate contains “Heathen,” a fantasy-adventure epic that follows a Viking warrior, and “Prisoner’s Daughter,” a household drama.