Toronto Film Fest 2010: Hot Line-Up

Toronto, July 27, 2010Robert Redford's Lincoln assassination drama "The Conspirator," writer-helmer Guillaume Canet's friendship intrigue "Little White Lies" and Barry Blaustein's dysfunctional family comedy "Peep World" will world premiere as Galas at the 35th annual Toronto Film Festival, which runs September 9 to 19.

The festival unveiled 51 Gala, Special Presentations and Masters titles (including 26 world premieres), representing about one sixth of its program, the kick-off to a banner year, which includes the opening of the festival's sprawling new headquarters, Bell Lightbox, and the launch of a new downtown hub for media and industry players.

Other world premieres on Roy Thomson Hall's Gala screen include: Andy De Emmony's "West Is West" (sequel to Brit mixed-race comedy "East Is East"), Emilio Estevez's grieving father drama "The Way" (starring Martin Sheen), Steven Silver's biopic "The Bang Bang Club," about young photogs in apartheid's end days, George Hickenlooper's scandal sheet "Casino Jack," starring Kevin Spacey as lobbyist Jack Abramoff and David M. Rosenthal's rocker-meets-groupie tale "Janie Jones."

Gala line-up also includes North American preems of Richard J. Lewis' adaptation of Mordecai Richler's comic novel "Barney's Version" (starring Paul Giamatti), Darren Aronofsky's Venice opener "Black Swan," John Madden's Nazi-hunt thriller "The Debt" (Helen Mirren), Im Sang-Soo's revenge drama "The Housemaid," Tom Hooper's man-who-would-be-king biopic "The King's Speech" (Colin Firth), Francois Ozon's class-war comedy "Potiche" (Gerard Depardieu) and Ben Affleck's Boston police drama "The Town."

Raul Ruiz' "Mysteries of Lisbon" will world preem in the Masters program.

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERES:

• Richard J. Lewis' "Barney's Version" starring Paul Giamatti
• Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan"
• John Madden's "The Debt" with Helen Mirren
• Im Sang-Soo's "The Housemaid"
• Tom Hooper's biopic "The King's Speech" with Colin Firth)
• Francois Ozon's "Potiche" with Gerard Depardieu
• Ben Affleck's "The Town"
• Mike Leigh's "Another Year"
• Woody Allen's "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger"
• Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Biutiful"
• Julian Schnabel's "Miral"
• Stephen Frears' "Tamara Drewe"
• Sylvain Chomet's "The Illusionist"
• Kim Jee-woon's "I Saw the Devil"
• Andrew Lau's "The Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen"
• Tran Anh Hung's "Norwegian Wood"
• Rachid Bouchareb's "Outside the Law"
• Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's "A Screaming Man"
• Anurag Kashyap's "That Girl in Yellow Boots"

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS:

• Mark Romanek's adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro bestseller "Never Let Me Go"
• Mike Mills' "Beginners"
• John Cameron Mitchell's adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer-winning play "Rabbit Hole" with Nicole Kidman)
• John Curran's "Stone" (Robert De Niro, Edward Norton)
• British comic Richard Ayoade's feature debut "Submarine"
• Michael Winterbottom's improv road comedy "The Trip" (Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon)
• Nigel Cole's working class comedy "Made In Dagenham"
• Eric Lartigau's adaptation of Douglas Kennedy's novel "The Big Picture" (Catherine Deneuve)
• Rowan Joffe's "Brighton Rock," based on the 1938 Graham Greene novel
• Tony Goldwyn's "Conviction" (Hilary Swank)
• Kiran Rao's Mumbai-set "Dhobi Ghat"
• Will Gluck's high school potboiler "Easy A"
• Malcolm Venville's bank robbery caper "Henry's Crime" (Keanu Reeves)
• Ryan Fleck and Anna Bolden's mental health dramedy "It's Kind Of A Funny Story"
• Pierre Thoretton's docu on Yves Saint Laurent "L'Amour Fou"
• Andrucha Waddington's biopic on Spanish playwright Lope de Vega "Lope"
• David Schwimmer's suburban chiller "Trust."

 
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERES:

• Philip Seymour hoffman's "Jack Goes Boating"
• Danis Tanovic's "Cirkus Columbia"
• Susanne Bier's "In a Better World"
• Alain Corneau's "Love Crime"
 
CANADIAN PREMIERES:

• Derek Cianfrance's "Blue Valentine"
• Rodrigo Cortes' "Buried"
 
OPENING NIGHT:

• Michael McGowan's "Score: A Hockey Musical"
 
Additional Gala, Special Presentation and Masters titles will be announced next month.