Five more galas and 19 special presentation films have been added to the rapidly growing list of impressive titles set to screen at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Organizers also revealed that the coveted closing night slot would be filled by the Anna Kendrick -fronted flick Mr. Right.
The newly released lineup features dozens of A-list celebrities, including newlyweds Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, who star in the crime thriller London Fields. Toronto screens will also see Susan Sarandon play a widow in The Meddler opposite Oscar-winning actor J.K. Simmons and the politically charged drama Truth, featuring memorable performances by Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford and Canada’s own Bruce Greenwood.
Other notable titles include: Miss You Already (Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette), A Tale of Love and Darkness (Natalie Portman), Mississippi Grind (Ryan Reynolds), Man Down (Shia LaBeouf), Kate Mara) and Our Brand Is Crisis (Sandra Bullock). One of TIFF’s most anticipated films is the biopic I Saw the Light, which will make its world debut during the 10-day festival. The harrowing feature stars Tom Hiddleston as country legend Hank Williams and Elizabeth Olsen, who steps into the shoes of the singer’s wife, Audrey Mae. And after enjoying a romantic date night out in London in July, it seems that Tom and Elizabeth’s onscreen romance has spilled off-screen.
The new films join previously announced flicks like Ethan Hawke’s Born to Be Blue, Ellen Page and Julianne Moore’s Freehold, Donald and Kiefer Sutherland’s western drama Forsaken and Naomi Watts and Jake Gyllenhaal’s Demolition, which is set to kick off the festival on September 10.