The much-anticipated 38th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) gala and special-presentation announcements occurred Tuesday. The Fifth Estate, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as controversial WikiLeaks editor/founder Julian Assange, will open the festival.
Several hot new world premieres by Canadian directors will grace TIFF, including Atom Egoyan's Devil's Knot (starring Reese Witherspoon and Stephen Moyer), Jason Reitman's Labor Day (starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin and Tobey Maguire), and Don McKellar's The Grand Seduction.
Other celebrities to expect include Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Chris Hemsworth, Julia Roberts, Colin Firth, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Tom Hanks, Benedict Cumberbatch, Catherine O’Hara, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Stephen Moyer, Tobey Maguire, Nicole Kidman, Keira Knightley, Hailee Steinfeld, Mark Ruffalo, Jay Baruchel, Thandie Newton, Jason Bateman, Taylor Kitsch and Daniel Radcliffe.
The late Cory Monteith's final film, All the Wrong Reasons, will also premiere at the festival.
TIFF's complete Canadian program will be announced August 7. The festival runs September 5 - 15, 2013. For ticket information and the complete list of films announced, visit tiff.net.
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