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Toronto International Film Festival announces 2010 Lineup

The National Post has the full list of the 2010 TIFF line up and the following movies featured P&P actors (from P&P 2005 - Rosamund Pike, Keira Knightley, and Carey Mulligan ; P&P 1995 - and   and Lost In Austen - ) and 2007's Persuasion - .

Toronto International Film Fest announces 2010 lineup
This morning in Toronto, Piers Handling and Cameron Bailey, co-directors of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), announced the galas and special presentations coming to the 35th edition of the noted festival.

They include: Never Let Me Go, an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s acclaimed novel; The Conspirator, Robert Redford’s film about Lincoln’s assassination; and The Town, a Boston-set thriller directed by Ben Affleck (watch the trailer above).

Other films include Barney’s Version, which stars Dustin Hoffman in an adaptation of the novel of the same name by the late Canadian writer Mordechai Richler,  and films by Darren Aronofsky, Woody Allen, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Julian Schnabel and the directorial debut of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Some of the stars speculated to attend TIFF 2010  include Marion Cotillard, Robert Redford, Nicole Kidman, Kevin Spacey, Hilary Swank, Sam Worthington, Jon Hamm, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro. The festival will release a full list of confirmed actors and directors later this summer.
The Toronto International Film Festival announced many of the titles Tuesday that will be screened at the event September 9-19. Read the TIFF official press release: Celebrated Actors And Filmmakers Take Centre Stage As TIFF Announces Stellar Lineup Of Galas And Special Presentations
 
Here are some films in the line up with films starring P&P actors...



GALAS
Barney’s Version
Richard J. Lewis, Canada/Italy North American Premiere From producer Robert Lantos, Barney’s Version is a film based on Mordecai Richler’s prize-winning comic novel. Barney Panofsky (Paul Giamatti) is a seemingly ordinary man who lives an extraordinary life. Barney‟s candid confessional spans four decades and two continents, and includes three wives (Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver and Rachelle Lefevre), one outrageous father (Dustin Hoffman) and a charmingly dissolute best friend (Scott Speedman).

Watch the trailer for Barney's Version below
[source: BookLounge]

Also, Barney's Version in competition at 2010 Venice Film Festival


The King’s Speech
Tom Hooper
, United Kingdom/Australia North American Premiere
The King’s Speech tells the story of the man who would become King George VI, the father of the current Queen, Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George “Bertie” VI (Colin Firth) reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded nervous stammer and considered unfit to be King, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war. Jennifer Ehle co-stars.

More info (via IndieWire)...

Directed by Tom Hooper (UK / Australia)
Theatrical Release: November 26, 2010

Watch a behind the scenes interview of Colin Firth below...

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

Made in Dagenham
Nigel Cole
, United Kingdom World Premiere Sally Hawkins stars as Rita O‟Grady, the catalyst for the 1968 Ford Dagenham strike by 187 sewing machinists which led to the advent of the Equal Party Act. Working in extremely impoverished conditions for long, arduous hours, the women at the Ford Dagenham plant finally lose their patience when they are reclassified as “unskilled.” With humour, common sense and courage, they take on their corporate paymasters, an increasingly belligerent local community, and finally the government itself. The film also stars Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James and Rosamund Pike.

In U.S. Theaters: November 19, 2010

Also, a related article that mentions more about Rosamund's character Lisa...
Sony Pictures Classics MADE IN DAGENHAM Premieres At Toronto Int'l Film Fest

Lisa (Rosamund Pike) is a fiercely intelligent Cambridge-educated woman who feels a bit trapped, tending to the home with a husband that suggests she keep her opinions to herself. She may not live in the same world as the other women, but she shares their views. No one thought the revolution would come to Dagenham, until one day, it did.

Watch the trailer for Made in Dagenham below
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[source: BlockbusterUK]

Never Let Me Go
Mark Romanek
, United Kingdom World Premiere Kathy (Carey Mulligan), Tommy (Andrew Garfield) and Ruth (Keira Knightley) spent their childhood at a seemingly idyllic boarding school. When they leave the shelter of the school, the terrible truth of their fate is revealed and they must confront the deep feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that threaten to pull them apart. Sally Hawkins also co-stars.


In U.S. Theaters: September 15, 2010

Watch the trailer for Never Let Me Go below...
[source: npacats]

Tamara Drewe
Stephen Frears
, United Kingdom North American Premiere Based on Posy Simmonds‟ beloved graphic novel. When Tamara Drewe returns to the village of her youth, life for the locals is thrown upside down. Tamara – once an ugly duckling – has been transformed and is now a minor celebrity. As infatuations, jealousies, love affairs and career ambitions collide among the inhabitants of the neighbouring farmsteads, Tamara sets a contemporary comedy of manners into play. Gemma Arterton stars as the title character. Dominic Cooper co-stars.

In U.S. theaters (New York and Los Angeles): October 8, 2010

Watch the trailer for Tamara Drewe below...
[source: heyuguysblog]  

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