P.J. Hogan and Toni Collette Reunite for Mental


Muriel’s Wedding director P.J. Hogan and star Toni Collette are reuniting for Mental, which Variety says is “about a charismatic, crazy hothead who transforms a family’s life when she becomes the nanny of five girls.”

Hogan will begin shooting the project in Australia in January. He also wrote the script, inspired by his own experiences.

“Like ‘Muriel’s Wedding,’ ‘Mental’ is a comedy, but a comedy based on reality, laced with pain and brimming with flawed but lovable characters. Shaz (the central character) was hilarious, outrageous, dangerous, courageous, inspiring, heartbreaking and totally, totally mad. And she changed my life,” Hogan said.

Jerry and Janet Zucker will produce along with Todd Fellman and Jocelyn Moorhouse.