According to Encore Magazine we have new role for Liev
on this very Happy Friday! It looks as thought Liev will be
reunited with screen pal Anthony LaPaglia for a new project
that begins shooting Down Under on Monday!
PJ Hogan’s Mental shoot startsProduction begins Monday 25 July on PJ Hogan’s Mental in Tweed Heads.
The shoot reclaims not only its star Toni Collette, but the same suburban landscape that brought Muriel’s Wedding‘s Porpoise Spit to life.
Written and directed by PJ Hogan it is produced by Jerry Zucker, Todd Fellman and Jocelyn Moorhouse. Joining Collette is Liev Schreiber (Salt, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Anthony LaPaglia (Without a Trace, Balibo), Rebecca Gibney (Packed to the Rafters), Kerry Fox (Cloudstreet, Bright Star), Caroline Goodall (Dorian Gray), Deborah Mailman (Offspring, Bran Nue Dae) and Sam Clark (Neighbours).
Mental is the story of Shirley Moochmore (Gibney)—a mother who through lack of support by her philandering politician husband, Barry (LaPaglia) is unable to cope with her demanding daughters and suffers a nervous breakdown and is committed to a mental hospital. Desperate and suddenly alone with five teenage girls, Barry impulsively brings a charismatic, crazy, hotheaded hitchhiker Shaz (Collette) home to be the new nanny.
The script is based upon Hogan’s own personal story. Said Zucker, who collaborated with Hogan on My Best Friend’s Wedding, “I’m thrilled to be back in the magical world of PJ Hogan. PJ has once again written a brilliant screenplay filled with all the bizarre and lovable characters from his childhood. I can’t wait to see it all come to life in Queensland where it all began.”
The shoot is due to run until Friday 23 September.
Oh my!!! I'm so excited! Any info on who Liev will be playing??ReplyDelete
Hey I've been seeing tons of articles saying that Liev will be playing Barry the philandering politician, not Anthony LaPaglia! I hate when news is contradictory! Eitherway, I can't wait to see him in an Aussie-American film~ Will he have an Aussie accent??? Can't wait for more details~!ReplyDelete
Yeah, I've seen the same... I think it could be good for him to play another caddish figure! I hate to say it, but he does them well!!ReplyDelete
I agree! If it gives us the chance of seeing Liev behaving naughty, I am all for it!ReplyDelete
Ditto for me. If Muriel's Wedding is any indication, they won't be afraid to make Liev look as skeevy as possible. Almost no one fares well on the virtuous scale in Hogan films.ReplyDelete
I was also wondering if he would have an Australian accent?!
That would sound so weird!!!!!ReplyDelete
Has he ever done one before? I don't remember hearing he did...
Nope, I don't think he ever has. Aside from his British accent in Party Girl and The Painted Veil, I've never heard him do any foreign accentsReplyDelete