TIFF 2013: Sandra Bullock, Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet among stars coming to Toronto
The glitterati will be out in full force for the 38th annual Toronto International Film Festival next month.
Dozens of high-profile filmmakers and actors will attend the festival, and there are superstars in the mix — Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Hugh Jackman, Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Jessica Chastain and Michael Fassbender among them.
From Jennifer Aniston to Kevin Zegers, the A-to-Z of movie stars expected to visit Toronto includes Maria Bello, Annette Bening, Josh Brolin, Pierce Brosnan, Nicolas Cage, Glenn Close, Alice Cooper, Marion Cotillard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Zac Efron, Jesse Eisenberg, Idris Elba, Dakota Fanning, James Franco, Jennifer Garner, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Keira Knightley, Jessica Lange, Jude Law, Matthew McConaughey, Mila Kunis, Liam Neeson, Clive Owen, Daniel Radcliffe, Keanu Reeves, Alan Rickman, Tim Robbins, Isabella Rosselini, Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon, Emma Thompson, Mia Wasikowska, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson and many more.
Among those directors in attendance who will be unveiling their work for the first time with world premieres this year are Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave), Denis Villeneuve (Enemy) , Bill Condon (The Fifth Estate), Ralph Fiennes (The Invisible Woman), Atom Egoyan (Devil’s Knot), Jason Reitman (Labor Day), Jason Bateman (Bad Words), Paul Haggis (Third Person), Ron Howard (Made In America) and Eli Roth (The Green Inferno).
TIFF announcements today include an additional Midnight Madness title, the world premiere of Witching And Bitching from director Alex de la Iglesia. The horror comedy features thieves who encounter supernatural forces as they attempt to get to France.
The popular Mavericks program, which brings audiences face to face with leaders in the film industry, will this year include screenings and conversations with filmmakers Spike Jonze, Ron Howard, Beeban Kidron, Chuck Workman, Madeline Anderson and Charlie Paul; actor Irrfan Khan; producer Harvey Weinstein; artist Ralph Steadman; Ken Taylor, former Canadian Ambassador to Iran; and Toronto Women & Film Festival founder, scholar and former TIFF programmer, Kay Armatage.
The Mavericks film program will include world premieres of the InRealLife, 12.12.12, Made In America, Our Man In Tehran and What Is Cinema? as well as the movies I Am Somebody and For No Good Reason. A preview of clips from the movie Her is also scheduled.
This year, TIFF includes close to 300 features, about half of which are world premieres.
The festival runs Sept. 5-15.