Shalom Life | September 17, 2014

Who’s coming to TIFF 2012?

Here are some of the actors and directors you might see at the annual festival.

By: Ilan Mester

Published: July 26th, 2012 in Culture » Film » News

Who’s coming to TIFF 2012?

The Toronto International Film Festival has revealed some of the movies that will be getting galas and special presentations at this year’s 11-day event. Here’s a list of actors, directors and screenwriters you might be seeing in Toronto judging by the movies premiering at the 2012 edition of TIFF.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in this year’s opening night movie, Looper. The buzzed about thriller takes place in the future, when time travel has been invented but is only available through the black market. The movie also co-stars Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt and Jeff Daniels. Since it’s the opening night film, we have a feeling Gordon-Levitt will probably be there.

Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman steps behind the camera this year and he’s bringing directorial debut, Quartet, to TIFF. The film, which co-stars Maggie Smith (Harry Potter, Downton Abbey) and Tom Courtenay (Doctor Zhivago, The Golden Compass), tells the story of two divas with long-lasting grudges.

Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter last attended the festival in 2010 for The King’s Speech, eventually nabbing an Oscar nod for her role in the critically-acclaimed movie. So we have high expectations for Great Expectations, her latest film to premiere at TIFF. The flick, which is based on a Charles Dickens novel, features a stellar cast that includes Ralph Fiennes (Schindler’s List), Holliday Grainger (Jane Eyre) and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse).

Shia LaBeouf

Transformers’ Shia LaBeouf spent months in Vancouver shooting The Company You Keep. In the flick, Academy Award-winner Robert Redford (who also steps into the directors chair for the flick) plays a civil rights lawyer who goes on the run after a young journalist (played by LaBeouf) finds out he’s a former radical fugitive who’s wanted for murder. The movie’s all-star cast features Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games), Nick Nolte (The Thin Red Line), Chris Cooper (American Beauty) and Susan Sarandon (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps).

Elizabeth Banks, Adrien Brody and Evan Rachel Wood

These three stars are featured in the documentary Love, Marilyn. The film kicks off 50 years after the death of Marilyn Monroe, when private writings belonging to the silver screen icon are discovered at her acting coach’s home.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal (who was in Toronto this summer filming the Canadian flick An Enemy) stars as a Los Angeles police officer who patrols the rough streets of south central. The highly-anticipated action flick co-stars Michael Peña (The Lincoln Lawyer) as Gyllenhaal’s partner. The movie also features America Ferrera (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and TIFF veteran Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air).

Adam Lambert is Returning to 'American Idol' as Guest Judge Adam Lambert is Returning to 'American Idol' as Guest Judge TrendingSeth Rogen Applies to Online Job Posting For Professional Blunt Roller Seth Rogen Applies to Online Job Posting For Professional Blunt Roller TrendingGIVEAWAY: Win 1 of 5 Double Passes to See ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ GIVEAWAY: Win 1 of 5 Double Passes to See ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ Trending
 

Judd Apatow's 'Love' Is Coming to Netflix

September 17, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Judd Apatow's 'Love' Is Coming to Netflix

The '40 Year Old Virgin' director is returning to his television roots.

Read More

Seinfeld Mourns Loss of Joan Rivers, Tells Fans She Was Scheduled For 'Comedians in Cars'

September 17, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Seinfeld Mourns Loss of Joan Rivers, Tells Fans She Was Scheduled For 'Comedians in Cars'

The late great Rivers was supposed to star on the premiere episode of the next season of 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'

Read More

'YidLife Crisis': Your Yiddish Answer to 'Seinfeld' [VIDEO]

September 17, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
'YidLife Crisis': Your Yiddish Answer to 'Seinfeld' [VIDEO]

What if 'Seinfeld' took place in Montreal instead of New York and saw it's main characters speaking Yiddish?

Read More

Bill Clinton: Netanyahu "Not the Guy" to Bring Peace

September 17, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Bill Clinton: Netanyahu "Not the Guy" to Bring Peace

The former U.S. President criticized the Israeli PM, a contrast of what his wife, potential Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton, believes

Read More

Ryan Braun is Milwaukee Brewers Nominee For Roberto Clemente Award

September 17, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Ryan Braun is Milwaukee Brewers Nominee For Roberto Clemente Award

The right fielder is being rewarded for his community service since the PED scandal last year.

Read More

Louis C.K. Joins Bruce Springsteen at Stand Up For Heroes Benefit

September 17, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Louis C.K. Joins Bruce Springsteen at Stand Up For Heroes Benefit

The annual show, involving a night of comedy and music, is organized by the Bob Woodruff Foundation, as well as the New York Comedy Festival benefitting injured servicemembers and their families.

Read More

Adam Lambert is Returning to 'American Idol' as Guest Judge

September 17, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Adam Lambert is Returning to 'American Idol' as Guest Judge

The former contestant will replace Keith Urban while he takes time off to grieve his father-in-law's death

Read More

Shia LaBeouf’s Stalker Returns, Compares Him to Albert Einstein

September 17, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Shia LaBeouf’s Stalker Returns, Compares Him to Albert Einstein

She also threatened to blow up his house before getting a restraining order placed against her.

Read More

More Headlines