The Toronto International Film Festival, which has become an increasingly important platform for awards-seeking titles in recent years (Both The King’s Speech and Black Swan played there last year), announced its 2011 line-up this morning.
The 11-day festival, set to kick off on Sept. 8, will feature the world premieres of Moneyball, a baseball drama starring Brad Pitt; 50/50, a cancer dramedy with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen; Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, a drama starring George Clooney; Butter, a butter-carving satire featuring Jennifer Garner and Hugh Jackman; Albert Nobbs, an Iris-set period drama starring Glenn Close; and Francis Ford Coppola’s murder-mystery Twixt, among others.
Other notable pictures playing at TIFF: Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive, starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan; Marc Forster’s religious drama Machine Gun Preacher, starring Gerard Butler; David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, which features Michael Fassbender as Carl Jung and Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud; Madonna’s W.E., a romantic drama; George Clooney’s directorial effort The Ides of March; and Cameron Crowe’s music doc Pearl Jam Twenty.
50/50 Jonathan Levine, World Premiere
Inspired by personal experiences, 50/50 is a funny, touching and original story of friendship, love, and survival starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard and Anjelica Huston. Written by Will Riser and directed by Jonathan Levine.