Toronto International Film Festival reveals first wave of titles
23 July, 2013 | By Jeremy Kay
Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave and Wikileaks drama The Fifth Estate are among a raft of world premieres set for the 38th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Toronto will open on September 5 with Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
The festival will close on September 15 with Daniel Schechter’s crime story Life of Crime, based on Elmore Leonard’s novel The Switch. The film stars Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, yasiin bey (aka Mos Def), Isla Fisher, Will Forte, Mark Boone Jr, and Tim Robbins.
In the first wave of programming to be announced for TIFF, there are also world premieres for Ralph Fiennes’The Invisible Woman; Jason Reitman’s Labor Day; Devil’s Knot by Atom Egoyan; The Railway Man by Jonathan Teplitzky; August: Osage County starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts; Richard Ayoade’s The Double; andStarred Up from David Mackenzie.
Stephen Frears’ Philomena, Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin, David Gordon Green’s Joe, Rush by Ron Howard and Keanu Reeves’ Man Of Tai Chi receive North American premieres, suggesting some of these may be heading for world premieres in Venice.
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