Schreiber, Gibney, LaPaglia Go “Mental”

Liev Schreiber, Anthony LaPaglia and Rebecca Gibney have all joined the cast of P.J. Hogan’s “Mental” for Universal Pictures Australia says Variety.

Toni Collette plays a crazy hotheaded hitchhiker who is brought on to nanny five girls by their father, a philandering politician, after his wife is hospitalized for a nervous breakdown.

Gibney will play her older sister and is putting on around nine kilograms (20 pounds) for the role. A three month shoot kicked off this week.

Jerry Zucker, Janet Zucker, Todd Fellman and Jocelyn Moorhouse will produce. The project marks Hogan’s first Australian film since “Muriel’s Wedding” in 1994.