Steve Carell and Toni Collette Join Indie Family Drama THE WAY, WAY BACK

     April 17, 2012


There’s a reunion of sorts happening for Steve Carell and Toni Collette, who last starred together in 2006 Oscar-winner, Little Miss Sunshine.  Carell and Collette will join Jim Rash (Community) and Nat Faxon’s (Bad Teacher) directorial debut, The Way, Way Back.  Their script landed on 2010’s Black List, and after earning an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay of their effort for The Descendents, I’m sure we can look forward to much more from the duo.  The Way, Way Back is an indie drama about a dysfunctional family, but that’s where the similarities to Little Miss Sunshine seem to stop.  The plot centers on a teenage boy on summer vacation who is coming to grips with his emotionally-distant mother and his cheating step-father.  The parental roles will be played by Collette and Carell, while the film also stars Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney and Annasophia Robb. Hit the jump for more.

steve-carell-toni-collette-the-way-way-backNews of Carell and Collette’s casting comes via Variety.  Collette’s character is described simply as unattentive, while Carell’s step-father figure is more interesting, as a drinker, drug user and “carouser” who seeks the company of other women.  Production is scheduled to start this summer, with Kevin Walsh producing.

Carell, who recently wrapped on The Incredible Burt Wonderstone can next be seen in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. Upcoming projects include Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher and Charlie Kaufman’s musical satire, Frank or Francis. Collette is currently filming for director Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock, previously known as Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho.

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