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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Big lineup at TIFF this year!

Dear Readers:

Ryan Gosling, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are among the stars bound for the Toronto International Film Festival.
Guests expected to attend the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival include, from left, Denzel Washington, Jennifer Garner, Xavier Dolan, Zhang Ziyi and Scarlett Johansson.
 Actors and guests expected at TIFF 2016 include: (top row, l-r) Chris Pratt, Mark Wahlberg, Richard Gere; (centre row, l-r) Masai Ujiri, Armie Hammer and Brie Larson (with Cillian Murphy), Rachel Weisz; (bottom row, l-r), Casey Affleck, Nathalie Portman and James Franco. (TIFF)

Other talent expected to attend includes Xavier Dolan, Tom Ford, James Franco, Ewan McGregor, Adam Driver, Aaron Eckhart, Dakota Fanning, Woody Harrelson, Denzel Washington and Scarlett Johansson.
Actors expected at TIFF 2016 include: (top row, l-r) Michelle Williams, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, Tatiana Maslany; (centre row, l-r) Denzel Washington, Michael Fassbender (with Brendan Gleeson), Lupita Nyong'o; (bottom row, l-r), Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton, and Amy Adams. (TIFF)
The festival also announced Mark Wahlberg will sit down for an intimate chat in front of an audience.
The Oscar-nominated actor-director, who will be seen at the festival in Deepwater Horizon, is among the stars in the In Conversation WithΓǪ lineup.
  • Palestinian actor-director Hiam Abbass;
  • Brazilian actor Sonia Braga;
  • French actor Isabelle Huppert;
  • Indian director Karan Johar;
  • Chinese actor Zhang Ziyi;
  • Nigerian film stars Kunle Afolayan and Genevieve Nnaji.
 Directors expected at TIFF 2016 include: (top row, l-r) Antoine Fuqua, Morgan Spurlock, Deepa Mehta; (centre row, l-r) Alanis Obomsawin, Jim Jarmusch (with Iggy Pop), Jonathan Demme; (bottom row, l-r), Tom Ford, Mira Nair and Ewan MCGregor. (Getty Images)

TIFF announced it Discovery lineup includes the world premiere of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Nanette Burstein's doc Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee. It profiles the software mogul who was recently a prospective presidential candidate for the American Libertarian Party.

The festival runs Sept. 8 to 18.

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