The Toronto International Film Festival announced its initial wave of 2014 premieres and galas this morning and it features some familiar awards titles, some big stars and some unexpected studio titles.
Among the major studio films, David Dobkin’s “The Judge” with Robert Downey Jr. and Antoine Fuqua’s “The Equalizer” each received gala slots and should premiere over the festival’s opening weekend. Other announced galas so far include Bennett Miller’s acclaimed “Foxcatcher,” which debuted at Cannes, and Mike Binder’s “Black and White” starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and Anthony Mackie.
Toronto has also scheduled special gala screenings for David Cronenberg’s “Map to the Stars” with Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson, François Ozon’s “The New Girlfriend,” Ed Zwick’s “Pawn Sacrifice” with Tobey Maguire, Lone Scherfig’s “The Riot Club,” Jean-Marc Vallée’s “Wild,” Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano’s “Samba” and Shawn Levy’s “This is Where I Leave You” featuring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Adam Driver.
While TIFF somewhat oddly did not reveal its opening night film, the closing night selection is Alan Rickman’s “A Little Chaos” starring Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts and Stanley Tucci, as well as Rickman himself.
In a release from the festival, Rickman noted, “It is a great privilege for A Little Chaos to have its world premiere in Toronto and for it to be given the Festival’s closing night Gala, but it is also a very personal pleasure. I have filmed in the city, visited often, and some of my closest friends live there. It will be like coming home.”
Some of the other intriguing selections include directorial debuts for Jon Stewart (“Rosewater”) and Chris Evans (“Before We Go”) as well as new films from Chris Rock (“Top Five”), Noah Baumbach (“While We’re Young”), Oren Moverman (“Time Out of Mind”), Susanne Bier (“A Second Chance”), Liv Ullmann (“Miss Julie”), Jason Reitman (“Men, Women & Children”), David Gordon Green (“Manglehorn”), Richard LaGravenese (“The Last Five Years”), Barry Levinson (“The Humbling”) and Andrew Niccol (“Good Kill”).
Major stars with new brand new films include Kristen Stewart (“Still Alice”), Jennifer Aniston (“Cake”), Al Pacino (“The Humbling”), Sam Worthington (“The Keeping Room”), Jessica Chastain (“Miss Julie”), Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”), Kevin Hart (“Top Five”) and Ben Stiller (“While We’re Young”). Anna Kendrick, like a number of actors, will have two films at the festival including “Cake” and “The Last Five Years.”
“Altman,” a documentary on the legendary filmmaker Robert Altman, known for such films as M*A*S*H and “Popeye,” is coming to Epix.
The documentary explores the legacy of Robert Altman, one of the true independents of film. Altman was known for his improvisational and often confrontational style of filmmaking. Robert Altman defied Hollywood conventions, broke genres and reinvented what movies could be. He continued making movies until he died in 2006 at the age of 81.
Pay channel Epix plans to premiere “Altman” on August 6 at 8.
“Altman,” first screened at the University of California, Los Angeles, on June 20 as part of a retrospective of Altman’s films.
“Altman” was directed by Ron Mann.Mann made the documentaries Comic Book Confidential (1988) and Grass from 1999.
If you don’t have Epix, “Altman” is set to be released on DVD later in the year.
Epix will air a whole slew of Robert Altman movies as companions to the documentary. Epix will air
The Long Goodbye,” “Popeye,” and “Fool For Love.”
Robert Altman directed the films “M*A*S*H,” “McCabe and Mrs. Miller,” “Nashville,” “The Player,” “ShortCuts,” “Gosford Park,”and “A Prairie Home Companion.”
The documentary features appearances by Paul Thomas Anderson, James Caan, Keith Carradine, Elliott Gould, Philip Baker Hall, Sally Kellerman, Lyle Lovett, Julianne Moore, Michael Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Robin Williams and Bruce Willis.
I have added high quality photos of Julianne at the 2014 Children’s Health Fund Annual Gala held earlier this month to our gallery.
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I’ve added a few new things to the gallery today: one photoshoot (Madame Figaro), a Mockingjay Part I still and a scan from the Italy copy of Vanity Fair. Thanks to Luciana for the shoot and Claudia for the scan! I’m also happy to announce that images from Julianne’s appearances from the earlier years are now complete! There are still a few albums missing here and there but when I find the images I will add them. I hope you all enjoy the new additions.
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• Film & TV Productions > 2015 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay > Production Stills
I have added photos of Julianne at the . A huge thank you to Claudia for some of the images!
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Appearances > Appearances from 2014 > May 17: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″ Photocall – The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival
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Appearances > Appearances from 2014 > May 19: “Maps To The Stars” Premiere – The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival
Appearances > Appearances from 2014 > May 19: “Maps To The Stars” Photocall – The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival
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