Toronto International Film Festival News

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Toronto: Saban Films Buying Taylor Lautner Thriller ‘Tracers’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Saban Films, the new distribution company hatched by Haim Saban and run by vet Bill Bromiley and Ness Saban, has made the first major deal on the ground at Toronto. It's a 7-figure deal for U.S. rights on Tracers, the Daniel Ben Mayor-directed action thriller that stars Taylor Lautner and is produced by Temple Hill partners Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen. 7 years 6 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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Toronto: Strand Nabs U.S. Rights to Cannes Winner ‘Love at First Fight’ (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – Chicago-based distributor Strand Releasing has acquired all U.S. rights to Thomas Cailley’s “Love at First Fight” (Les Combattants). Pic was a standout this year at Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, winning four awards: the Fortnight Art Cinema Award, the Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers kudo, the Europa Cinemas Label and the Fipresci nod. 7 years 6 weeks ago via jetli
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Toronto: Media Luna Adds ‘Unlucky Plaza’ to Sales Slate

variety.com – Media Luna has acquired world sales rights to Singapore writer-director Ken Kwek’s feature bow “Unlucky Plaza” in advance of its world preem in the Toronto film festival’s Discovery program Sept. 4. Based on a true story, the dark-hued comedy-thriller “Plaza” follows the fates of an arrogant motivational speaker in debt to the Chinese mafia and... 7 years 6 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Toronto: ‘By Way of Helena’ Casts William Hurt and Alice Braga, Gets Intl. Sales Agent (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com – William Hurt and Alice Braga have joined the cast of revenge thriller “By Way of Helena,” which also stars Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson. WestEnd Films has boarded the film as international sales agent, and will be introducing the film to buyers at Toronto. The pic is the sophomore feature of director Kieran Darcy-Smith, whose... 7 years 6 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Toronto 2014 Review: '71 Is A Remarkably Assured, Emotionally Powerful Debut

feedproxy.google.com – Yann Demange is very clearly a filmmaker who knows what sort of stories he wants to tell and how he wants to tell them. The sort who clearly knows his own skill set, how to best put it to use, and how to draw excellence out of those around him. 7 years 6 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Toronto Renders a Verdict on Robert Downey Jr.'s ‘The Judge’

thewrap.com – Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall took the spotlight at Thursday's opening night gala at the Toronto International Film Festival, with their performances in “The Judge” drawing a sustained ovation from the crowd at the huge Roy Thomson Hall. At the same time, reaction was more muted for the film itself, a change-of-pace drama from the director of “Wedding Crashers” but probably not a movie likely to (or, for that matter, designed to) draw much awards buzz this Oscar season.

7 years 6 weeks ago via brucelee
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Review: The Judge (TIFF 2014)

joblo.com – PLOT: An unscrupulous defense attorney (Robert Downey Jr.) who returns home after his mother dies, becomes forcefully reacquainted with his estranged Judge father (Robert Duvall) when the old man is accused of murder. REVIEW: Robert Downey Jr. is one of those guys whose acting ability we sometimes take for granted.

7 years 6 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Toronto: Julia Roberts To Star In Redo Of Oscar Winning ‘The Secret In Their Eyes’

deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Here's an instantly hot Toronto title. Julia Roberts has been set to play the female lead in the Billy Ray-directed remake of The Secret In Their Eyes. IM Global is fully financing the film and making the deals worldwide at Toronto, in conjunction with CAA. This has turned the film into a hotly coveted sales title. 7 years 6 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Toronto: Hot 'Imitation Game' Director Boards Conspiracy Pic 'Pattern Recognition' (Exclusive)

feedproxy.google.com – The project is based on a novel by best-selling cyberpunk author William Gibson 7 years 6 weeks ago via jackiechan
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Is Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' headed for bigger things?

feedproxy.google.com – Jon Stewart's writing and directing debut was the feel-good film of the Telluride Film Festival. Now it's headed to the Toronto film fest on a wave of good will.Jon Stewart's writing and directing debut was the feel-good film of the Telluride Film Festival. Now it's headed to the Toronto film fest on a wave of good will. 7 years 6 weeks ago via theothersenhman
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