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Toronto Film Festival 2014 Preview

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The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival kicks off on September 4th and over 100 new features have been added to the exciting lineup. With awards season just around the corner, fans are eagerly waiting to feast their eyes on new productions like “Foxcatcher,” “Wild” and “The Theory of Everything.” Check out some of the upcoming Gala and Special Presentations preparing to premiere.

Gala Presentations:

“Foxcatcher directed by Bennett Miller
“Two brothers, both former Olympic wrestling champions (Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo) become involved in a fateful and fatal friendship with a neurotic millionaire (Steve Carell), in this true-life drama from director Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) that is already one of the year’s most buzzed-about films.”

Wild” directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
“A self-destructive woman (Reese Witherspoon) attempts to leave behind her years of drug abuse and reckless sex with a solo, 1,000-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, in this adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling memoir from director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club).”

“Ruth and Alex” directed by Richard Loncraine
“A long-married couple (Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton) have an eventful weekend after they are forced to contemplate selling their beloved Brooklyn apartment.”

“The Judge” by David Dobkin
“A big-city lawyer (Robert Downey, Jr.) returns home when his estranged father, a small-town judge (Robert Duvall), is accused of murder.”

“Infinitely Polar Bear” directed by Maya Forbes
“A loving husband and father struggling with manic depression (Mark Ruffalo) is forced to raise his two young daughters on his own, in this moving and inspirational drama based on writer-director Maya Forbes' own childhood experiences.”

“This is Where I leave You” directed by Shawn Levy
“An all-star cast — including Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Rose Byrne, Timothy Olyphant, Adam Driver and many more — headlines this adaptation of the novel by Jonathan Tropper, about a death in the family that brings together an expansive, far-flung clan for a weekend of mourning, bonding and healing.”

“Black and White” directed by Mike Binder
“An attorney (Kevin Costner) struggling to raise his biracial granddaughter after the deaths of his wife and daughter becomes embroiled in a custody battle with the child’s paternal grandmother (Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer).”

“The Equalizer” directed by Antoine Fuqua
“An ex-CIA agent (Denzel Washington) uses his lethal skills to protect an imperilled young woman (Chloë Grace Moretz) from the Russian mob, in this hard-edged big-screen adaptation of the cult ’80s TV show from director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day).”

“The Forger” directed by Philip Martin
“Released from prison so that he can spend time with his dying son (Tye Sheridan, Mud), an expert art forger (John Travolta) is coerced into participating in a major museum heist, in this dramatic thriller co-starring Christopher Plummer, Abigail Spencer and Jennifer Ehle.”

Special Presentations:

“The Theory of Everything” directed by James Marsh
“While students at Cambridge, Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne, Les Misérables) and Jane (Felicity Jones, The Invisible Woman) fall deeply in love. His earth-shattering diagnosis leads him to embark on his ambitious study of the nature of time with Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, in this moving adaptation of Jane Hawking’s memoir from Academy Award-winning director James Marsh (Man on Wire).”

“Maggie” directed by Henry Hobson
“A Midwestern farmer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) stays by the side of his beloved teenage daughter (Abigail Breslin) even as she slowly turns into a cannibalistic zombie, in this audacious, genre-bending debut feature from director Henry Hobson.”

“Cake” directed by Daniel Barnz
“While struggling with her own trauma, a woman in a chronic-pain support group (Jennifer Aniston) begins to investigate the suicide of a fellow group member (Anna Kendrick) and develops an unexpected relationship with the woman’s husband (Sam Worthington), in this highly anticipated drama also starring William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman.”

“Still Alice” directed by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
“A successful Columbia University professor (Julianne Moore) struggles to maintain her mind and self after being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s, in this adaptation of the Lisa Genova novel co-starring Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin and Kate Bosworth.”

“The Cobbler” directed by Thomas McCarthy
“A lonely NYC shoe repairman (Adam Sandler) discovers a magical heirloom that allows him to "walk in another man’s shoes," in this charming fantasy co-starring Dustin Hoffman, Steve Buscemi and Ellen Barkin.”

“Nightcrawler” directed by Dan Gilroy
“A drifter and petty thief (Jake Gyllenhaal) joins the nocturnal legions of scuzzy freelance photographers who scour the city for gruesome crime-scene footage, in this gripping portrait of the dark side of L.A. from veteran screenwriter and first-time director Dan Gilroy.”

“Before We Go” directed by Chris Evans
“Chris Evans makes his directorial debut with this winning romance about two strangers (Evans and Alice Eve, Star Trek: Into Darkness) who spend a long, magical night in NYC after missing the last train at Grand Central Terminal.”

“Welcome to Me” directed by Shira Piven
“A woman suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder (Kristen Wiig) becomes an overnight celebrity after a huge lottery jackpot allows her to launch her own off-the-wall talk show.”

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