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  • Layered star Jennifer Aniston takes spotlight in 'Cake'

    TORONTO (Reuters) - The sheer physicality of playing a character in chronic pain was the most challenging part of starring in the film "Cake," Jennifer Aniston said of a leading role that turns one of the world's most glamorous actresses into a bitter,...
  • 'Great Wall' to Shoot in January, Help Legendary Crack China Market

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - TORONTO -- Leading Chinese director Zhang Yimou has begun casting on "The Great Wall," the big-budget, fantasy epic being produced by Legendary Pictures' Chinese offshoot Legendary East. Addressing the Asian Film Summit that...
  • 'Gentlemen' Set to Open Stockholm Fest

    Following its world premiere at Toronto, Mikael Marcimain's "Gentlemen" will sail to Stockholm where it will open the 25th edition of the film festival. Th movie will also compete at the fest and is nominated for the best film Bronze Horse Award. The...
  • For Beach Boy biopic, actors tap Wilson's good musical vibrations

    By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO, Sept 9 (Reuters) - The two actors who portray Beach Boy Brian Wilson in a film about his troubled life say getting a deeper knowledge of the revered Californian songwriter's music helped their performances nearly as much...
  • Toronto: Samuel L. Jackson's Action Movie 'Big Game' Gets U.S. Distribution

    Luc Besson's EuropaCorp has acquired U.S. rights to action-adventure "Big Game," starring Samuel L. Jackson as the president of the United States. EuropaCorp paid $4 million for the rights to "Big Game," which premiered in the Midnight Madness section of...
  • Actor Kevin Kline finds perspective, family secrets in 'My Old Lady'

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - By the time Oscar-winning actor Kevin Kline began filming the comedic drama "My Old Lady," he was very familiar with the role of the down-and-out, divorced New Yorker, who inherits a rambling apartment in Paris with a few surprises...
  • Toronto Film Festival: The whirlwind weekend of Adam Driver

    Toronto Film Festival: The whirlwind weekend of Adam Driver
    Adam Driver was just landing in Toronto on Saturday when he was told that he had won the best actor prize at the Venice Film Festival for his role in Saviero Costanzo’s film “Hungry Hearts” and that his co-star Alba Rohrwacher had been...
  • TIFF 2014: John Cusack and Paul Dano channel a Brian Wilson melody

    TIFF 2014: John Cusack and Paul Dano channel a Brian Wilson melody
    There are few genres that get filmmakers more excited, and audiences more bored, than the music biopic. Oft-trod, easily misbegotten, it’s a form that can even turn sane filmmaking heads into concrete--and movies into VH1-ified examinations of...
  • Toronto: 'The Good Lie' Filmmakers Want Audiences to Get Involved in Sudan

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Screenwriter Margaret Nagle hustled to find a home for "The Good Lie" for 11 years. After reading a story in Variety about the late producer Robert Newmyer attempts to make a movie about the young boys forced to flee war-...
  • Duvall, Downey lay down law about 'Judge'

    TORONTO Actor Dax Shepard couldn't believe he was having literal pillow talk with Robert Duvall. They were about to shoot "The Judge" in Shelburne Falls and elsewhere in small-town Massachusetts, where there were no hotels but bed-and-breakfast...
  • Toronto Film Festival: Susanne Bier takes 'A Second Chance'

    Toronto Film Festival: Susanne Bier takes 'A Second Chance'
    Even as it has recently become apparent that mid-level adult-themed storytelling is now something of an endangered species in Hollywood, director Susanne Bier and her screenwriting collaborator Anders Thomas Jensen have consistently turned out the sort of...