TIFF 2014 unveils first batch of films

The Toronto International Film Festival has announced the first batch of films that will screen this year. Although the opening night gala has not yet been disclosed, the closing night  film will be Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos, starring Kate Winslet. Other films announced included several by Canadian directors, such as David Cronenberg for Maps to the Stars, Philippe Falardeau for The Good Lie and Jean-Marc Vallée  for Wild. The latter two both star Reese Witherspoon, who is sure to make an appearance in Toronto to promote the films. The full slate of Canadian films will be revealed early next month.

Other high profile actors with movies bound for Toronto include Tobey Maguire, who stars as chess player Bobby Fischer alongside Liev Schreiber as Boris Spassky in Pawn Sacrifice; Denzel Washington, who stars in the action flick The Equalizer; Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, who team up in Black and White; Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler and Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo in director Bennett Miller‘s Foxcatcher. The Toronto International Film Festival will run from September 4 to 14, 2014.

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