Toronto International Film Festival Announces Additional Selections
New festival selections include Clint Eastwood's Hereafter, written by playwright Peter Morgan and starring Matt Damon; Dan Rush's Everything Must Go starring Will Ferrell; Brad Anderson's thriller Vanishing on 7th Street featuring John Leguizamo; Danny Boyle's 127 Hours starring James Franco; Guy Moshe's BunrakuInsidious starring Patrick Wilson and Barbara Hershey; Massy Tadjedin's Last Night starring Keira Knightley; and Gilles Pacquet Brenner's Sarah's Key starring Kristen Scott Thomas.
The Festival will open with Score: A Hockey Musical, written and directed by Michael McGowan, about a teenager who becomes an unexpected hockey hero. The film stars Noah Reid, Olivia Newton-John, Marc Jordan, and Nelly Furtado.
Among the films to be shown are John Cameron Mitchell's big-screen version of David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Rabbit Hole starring Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart as a couple devastated by the loss of their son; Philip Seymour Hoffman's film version of Bob Glaudini's play Jack Goes Boating, in which Hoffman co-stars with Amy Ryan, John Ortiz, and Daphne Rubin-Vega; and David Schwimmer's Trust about the damaging effects an online sexual predator has on a family, which stars Liana Liberatoro, Clive Owen, Catherine Keener, and two-time Tony Award winner Viola Davis.
Other films to be presented by the festival include Woody Allen's new comed You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, starring Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Gemma Jones, Lucy Punch, and Naomi Watts; Beginners, starring Ewan McGregor and Christopher Plummer, about a man forced to examine his relationships when his 71-year-old father comes out of the closet; Robert Redford's The Conspirator, starring James McAvoy, Robin Wright Penn, Kevin Kline and Evan Rachel Wood, which concerns a war hero defending a woman accused of aiding her son in Abraham Lincoln's assassination; and Never Let Me Go, featuring British film and stage stars Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan as boarding school friends coming to grips with their sheltered past.