Toni Collette to direct Mark Watson’s first movie screenplay

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British comedian and writer Mark Watson has written a film script – and the brilliant Toni Collette is set to direct it, it’s been revealed.

Two interesting bits of news in here. Let’s start with the brilliant actor Toni Collette.

The star of films such as Hereditary, The Sixth Sense and Muriel’s Wedding is preparing to make her feature directorial debut. The project in question goes by the name of The Best Of, and it’s an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Graeme Simsion.

It’s a romantic comedy, for which the screenplay has been penned by British writer and comedian Mark Watson.

The synopsis for the movie reads:

This romantic comedy follows amateur musician turned IT specialist Adam Sharp who has a stable, unexceptional life with his matter-of-fact wife Claire. But when his first love, Angelina, gets in touch with an offer of reuniting, Adam must choose between the fantasy of a life unlived and the reality of his marriage in its quiet beauty.

Watson commented on the news on his Twitter feed, and admitted the project was a little way away from filming as things stand. But the very fact it exists is quite something…

More on this one as we hear it.


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