The first rollout of films to premiere at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival was finally unveiled during a press conference held this morning at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Opening this year's festival on September 6 will be the world premiere of Rian Johnson's action thriller, Looper, about a hitman (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) living in the past who is hired to track down and murder his future self (played by Bruce Willis). This is quite a different pick from last year's opener, the U2 documentary From the Sky Down, but an exciting one nonetheless.
TIFF will be boasting their most diverse Gala programme to date, including films from Japan, China, India, the U.K., Denmark, Italy, U.S.A and of course, Canada. Some of the popular titles that will enjoy their world premiere during this year's TIFF include Ben Affleck's Argo, Silver Linings Playbook starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, English Vinglish with Bollywood icon Sridevi, the film adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel Great Expectations starring Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes, and the documentary Love, Marilyn. Several mentionable films with A-list stars will also enjoy Special Presentations, such as Anna Karenina with Keira Knightley and Jude Law, At Any Price starring Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid, Cloud Atlas with Halle Berry and Tom Hanks, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower starring Harry Potter starlet Emma Watson. These are merely a fraction of the films being featured at this year's festival. Click here to see the full line-up.
There's no word yet on which stars will be in town for the premieres but considering the films that have already been unveiled, we'll definitely be seeing some big names around the city. More titles are expected to be released over the next few weeks so stay tuned for more updates.