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Toronto International Film Festival has announced its first round of films playing this year! The opening night film will the the highly anticipated The Magnificent Seven, by Antoine Fuqua. The wild wild western reboot stars the likes of Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Byung-hun Lee in a tale of seven outlaws recruited by a local woman (Haley Bennett) to do battle with an oppressive industrialist (Peter Sarsgaard) encroaching upon her hometown’s territory.
Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone is another star-studded addition to the line-up, alongside Christopher Guest’s new ensemble comedy, Mascots, Werner Herzog’s Salt and Fire, Ewan McGregor’s American Pastoral, and Tom Ford’s follow up to A Single Man, Nocturnal Animals.
Sundance favorites Manchester by the Sea and Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation were announced as part of the Special Presentations section, and Cannes hits playing at TIFF include Toni Erdmann, Elle, The Salesman, American Honey, and Paterson, starring Adam Driver.
Alos featrued, will be Arrival starring Amy Adams, Mark Wahlberg’s Deepwater Horizon, Ruth Negga’s Cannes drama Loving, the Lyndon B. Johnson biopic LBJ, Nicole Kidman’s Lion, and Queen of Katwe, starring Lupita Nyong’o.
Closing the event will be the Edge of Seventeen, and angsty coming-of-age debut from Kelly Fremon Craig, starring Hailey Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, and Kyra Sedgewick.
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TIFF runs from September 8-18th this year. Get all the details about what’s on here!