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Guess who's coming to TIFF '18

City of stars, are you shining just for me?

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Aug 30, 2018

The Battle of the Hollywood Chrises continues. Mr. Pine adds “TIFF Opening Night star” to his list of bonafides as the Outlaw King actor heads north for the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival. The “Best Chris” — a moniker to be argued for these 11 days, and beyond — will be bringing a great number of plus-ones with him from all around the world this September 6–16 for the People’s Festival.

If you’re interested in tête-à-têtes with a few of your favourite filmmakers, stay after the credits for potential Q&As with Alfonso Cuarón (ROMA), Nandita Das (Manto), Claire Denis (High Life), Lee Chang-dong (Burning), Mia Hansen-Løve (Maya), Nicole Holofcener (The Land of Steady Habits), and Karyn Kusama (Destroyer).

Chris Pine in Outlaw King

Destroyer director Karyn Kusama

Also in attendance will be actors who have moved behind the camera and into the director’s chair, including Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, whose directorial debut, Farming, will be at the Festival; Genevieve Nnaji, who is at TIFF both as an actor (in Farming) and as the director of Lionheart; Jonah Hill, whose dream of the ’90s is alive with Mid90s; and Bradley Cooper, whose directorial debut (A Star is Born) has a cast that goes up to 11: Lady Gaga, Sam Elliott, and Dave Chappelle.

Genevieve Nnaji in Lionheart

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star is Born

Film Twitter favourites Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern both star in the Closing Night Film Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy; Bollywood royal Abhishek Bachchan makes his much-anticipated return to the big screen in Husband Material; Radhika Madan goes toe-to-toe with the Midnight Madness crowd in The Man Who Feels No Pain; Robert Pattinson hurdles into space in Claire Denis’ High Life; Dev Patel crashes Radhika Apte’s wedding in The Wedding Guest; Steven Yeun stumbles into a love triangle in Lee Chang-dong’s Burning; Yang Mi goes to extreme lengths to save a child in Baby; Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz reunite in Everybody Knows; and Viola Davis holds court in Steve McQueen’s Widows — and they’ll all be in Toronto this September.

Vicky Kaushal and Taapsee Pannu in Husband Material

Liam Neeson and Viola Davis in Widows

Directors Barry Jenkins and Damien Chazelle are also both YYZ-bound, following the TIFF ’16 premieres that led them both to Oscar gold with Moonlight and TIFF People’s Choice Award-winner La La Land. Toronto’s very own Stephan James — a former TIFF Rising Star — will have a much shorter commute to work, with Jenkins’ latest, If Beale Street Could Talk, and the aptly named Homecoming both celebrating World Premieres in his own backyard. Fellow Canuck Ryan Gosling, who stars as Neil Armstrong in Chazelle’s First Man, will also head home as Toronto becomes a “City of Stars” this September.

KiKi Layne and Stephan James in If Beale Street Could Talk

Ryan Gosling in First Man

Overachieving actors on-hand with multiple films include Tantoo Cardinal (The Grizzlies, Falls Around Her, Through Black Spruce, Hold the Dark), Gael García Bernal (The Kindergarten Teacher, Museo, The Accused), Jake Gyllenhaal (Wildlife, The Sisters Brothers), Brian Tyree Henry (White Boy Rick, Widows, If Beale Street Could Talk), Nicole Kidman (Destroyer, Boy Erased), Dev Patel (Hotel Mumbai, The Wedding Guest), Natalie Portman (Vox Lux, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan), Susan Sarandon (The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, Viper Club), Alexander Skarsgård (The Hummingbird Project, Hold the Dark), Corey Stoll (Driven, First Man), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (A Million Little Pieces, Outlaw King), and Jeffrey Wright (The Public, Hold the Dark).

Gael García Bernal in Museo

Nicole Kidman in Destroyer

And yes, there will be ample opportunity to catch up with Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson’s exes. The ubiquitous Lucas Hedges is in three films this Festival — Jonah Hill’s Mid90s, Joel Edgerton’s Boy Erased, and his father Peter Hedges’ Ben is Back — while last year’s two-film heartthrob Timothée Chalamet is sure to induce another round of tears with Beautiful Boy. (If you’re still pining for Call Me by Your Name, grab an Ontario peach and head to the Rush line for a very different Armie Hammer–starring film, Hotel Mumbai.)

The full Festival schedule is now live, so it’s time to transfer your TIFF short list into calendar view — but don’t forget to fit in some time for stargazing. You never know: Issa Rae could just be a block away.

Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges in Ben is Back

Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell in Beautiful Boy

The full list of talent attending TIFF '18:

Ali Abbasi
Ahmad Abdalla
Amr Abed
Justice Rosalie Abella
Abra
Gabriel Abrantes
Patrick J. Adams
Jovan Adepo
Erol Afsin
Arlen Aguayo Stewart
Augusto Aguilera
Riz Ahmed
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Saadet Isil Aksoy
Mahershala Ali
Ryan Ali
Shamier Anderson
Yosep Anggi Noen
K.J. Apa
Yalitza Aparicio
Radhika Apte
Denys Arcand
Naziha Arebi
Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
Gemma Arterton
Amma Asante
Betelhem Asmamaw
Olivier Assayas
Mamoudou Athie
Jacques Audiard
Robert Austin
Michal Aviad
Lila Avilés
Barry Avrich
Abhishek Bachchan
James Badge Dale
Veerle Baetens
Roni Bahat
Bai Xue
Jennifer Baichwal
Emir Baigazin
Stéphane Bak
Vasan Bala
Alec Baldwin
Clara Balzary
Aarshi Banerjee
Sofia Banzhaf
Javier Bardem
Tanaya Beatty
Renée Beaulieu
Kate Beckinsale
Paula Beer
Keith Behrman
Nejib Belkadhi
Elias Belkeddar
Jamie Bell
Tone Bell
Monica Bellucci
Steve Benac
Annette Bening
James Benning
Quirin Berg
Adam Bernett
Sébastien Betbeder
Richard Billingham
Gabriel Bitar
Shane Black
Julian Black Antelope
Paul Blair
Alexis Bloom
Sofia Bohdanowicz
Matt Bomer
Richard Bona
Nazanin Boniadi
Patrick Bouchard
Christine Bougie
Sofia Boutella
Paddy Breathnach
Josh Brener
Sven Bresser
Pierre-Luc Brillant
Connie Britton
Sterling K. Brown
Maximilian Brückner
Jessie Buckley
Oakley Bull
Zlatko Burić
Edward Burtynsky
Andrea Bussmann
John Butler
Chanya Button
Yury Bykov
Thomas Cailley
Bill Camp
Stephen Campbell Moore
Bobby Cannavale
Eric Cantona
Linda Cardellini
Tantoo Cardinal
Steve Carell
Sabrina Carpenter
Laetitia Casta
Alfredo Castro

André Catoto
Nathalie Cavezzali
Timothée Chalamet
Kyle Chandler
Lee Chang-dong
Dave Chappelle
Damien Chazelle
Chen Kaige
John Chester
Kei Chikaura
Jimmy Chin
Tsai Chin
Kieu Chinh
Moon Choi
Elizabeth Chomko
Jesper Christensen
Gwendoline Christie
Christo
Patricia Clarkson
Scott Cleland
Tilda Cobham-Hervey
Luiza Cocora
Anne Coesens
Sara Colangelo
Zoe Colletti
Mike Colter
Jérémy Comte
Olivia Cooke
Sophie Cookson
Bradley Cooper
Billy Corben
Brady Corbet
Robert Cormier
Abbie Cornish
James Cosmo
Laia Costa
Chris Coy
Steven Cree
Amanda Crew
Penélope Cruz
Alfonso Cuarón
Tony Curran
Lance Daly
Maya Dagan
Anca Damian
Anders Danielsen Lie
Blythe Danner
Paul Dano
Nandita Das
Rima Das
Abhimanyu Dassani
Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian
Viola Davis
Edoardo de Angelis
Miranda de Pencier
Nicholas de Pencier
Marina de Tavira
Elizabeth Debicki
Mark Deeble
Yann Demange
Alexa Demie
Claire Denis
Romane Denis
Lily-Rose Depp
Maeve Dermody
Laura Dern
Dara Devaney
Kaitlyn Dever
Tommy Dewey
Lukas Dhont
Maria Isabel Díaz
Stephen Dillane
Xavier Dolan
Tenzin Dolker
Colman Domingo
Tom Donahue
Shavo Dorjee
Hazel Doupe
Igor Drljaca
Moe Dunford
Henry Dunham
Callum Dunphy
Robert Duvall
Gwaai Edenshaw
Joel Edgerton
James Edmonds
Claire Edmondson
Tracy Edwards
Jesse Eisenberg
Mona el Husseini
Fadwa Elbahi
Sam Elliott
Mireille Enos
Molly Ephraim
Cynthia Erivo
Benedikt Erlingsson
Sam Esmail
Emilio Estevez
Karena Evans
Kevin Jerome Everson
Angello Faccini
Elle Fanning
Jillian Fargey
Asghar Farhadi
Vera Farmiga
Colin Farrell
Peter Farrelly
Ben Ferecz
David Fine
Wolfgang Fischer
Dominique Fishback
Thom Fitzgerald
Philipp Fleischmann
Dan Fogelman
Marcello Fonte
Caroline Ford
Robert Forster
Claire Foy
James Frecheville
Otto Friedman
Fantavious Fritz
Sasha Frolova
Patrick Fugit
Chris Fulton
Sasson Gabay
Sarah Gadon
Lady Gaga
Gio Galicia
Cristina Gallego
Colbi Gannett
Gael García Bernal
Nancy García García
Louis Garrel
Brad Garrett
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir
Beatrice Gibson
Gilly Gilchrist
Benjamin Gilmour
Guillaume Giovanetti
Maxime Giroux
Jeff Gladstone
Ognjen Glavonić
Danny Glover
Grace Glowicki
Anthony Gonzalez
Dallas Good
Travis Good
Ryan Gosling
Mia Goth
Sofie Gråbøl
Jake Graf
Holliday Grainger
Richard E. Grant
Brittany Gravely
Ari Graynor
David Gordon Green
Reinaldo Marcus Green
Paul Greengrass
Jack Greenlees
Judy Greer
Frank Grillo
Louise Grinberg
Mamie Gummer
Sturla Gunnarsson
Guo Jingfei
Sam Gurry
Martina Gusman
Rabyoung Thonden Gyalkhang
Jake Gyllenhaal
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Craig Haas
Kristen Hager
Karissa Hahn
Helen Haig-Brown
Regina Hall
Ghassan Halwani
Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Olivia Hamilton
Nick Hamm
Armie Hammer
Emily Hampshire
Han Ka-ram
Matthew Hannam
Mia Hansen-Løve
Kit Harington
Ian Harnarine
Klaus Härö
Tom Harper
Kelvin Harrison Jr
Tess Haubrich
Salma Hayek
Nick Hector
Lucas Hedges
Peter Hedges
Mary Helena Clark
Marielle Heller
Carolina Hellsgård
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Christina Hendricks
Brian Tyree Henry
Sydney Herauf
Werner Herzog
Alan Hicks
Taylor Hickson
Jonah Hill
Ho Wi Ding
Boyd Holbrook
Alex Holmes
Nicole Holofcener
Rosa Honkonen
Sky Hopinka
Russell Hornsby
Billy Howle
Huang Yao
Laura Huertas Millán
Cindy Hulej
Isabelle Huppert
Eva Husson
Ioana Iacob
Damson Idris
Arturo Infante
Guille Isa
Oscar Isaac
Jason Isaacs
Manal Issa
Hugh Jackman
Devery Jacobs
Saeed Jafarian
Juli Jakab
Stephan James
Thomas Jane
Annabel Jankel
Simon Jaquemet
Bassam Jarbawi
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Barry Jenkins
Katherine Jerkovic
Jiang Wen
Evan Johnson
Galen Johnson
Lamar Johnson
Quincy Jones
Meryam Joobeur
Neil Jordan
Michael K. Williams
Soudade Kaadan
Pella Kågerman
Wanuri Kahiu
Daniel Kaluuya
Björn Kämmerer
Arvin Kananian
Carol Kane
Joël Karekezi
Anurag Kashyap
Karim Kassem
Ana Katz
Vicky Kaushal
Marija Kavtaradze
Tina Keeper
Jared Keeso
Justin Kelly
Karen Kelly
Rick Kelly
Riley Keough
Maryam Keshavarz
Keegan-Michael Key
Anupam Kher
Eric Khoo
Nicole Kidman
Joey King
Regina King
David Kingston
Joey Klein
Keira Knightley
Sebastian Koch
Ulrich Köhler
Roman Kolinka
Lexy Kolker
Louisa Krause
Kya Kruse
hajooj kuka
Leonard Kunz
Michaela Kurimsky
Karyn Kusama
Tamara Kuznick
Nadine Labaki
Nikos Labôt
Alexandre Landry
Shelly Lauman
Jude Law
KIKI Layne
Sarah Layssac
Tamara LeClair
Lee Hongchi
Jamie Lee Curtis
Mike Leigh
Sebastián Lelio
Circé Lethem
Sam Levinson
Omar Leyva
Chao Li Dudouit
Hugo Lilja
Ken Linehan
Zach Lipovsky
Liu Jie
Simon Liu
James Longley
Natalia López
Elena López Riera
Kayla Lorette
Ariane Louis-Seize
Hans Löw
David Lowery
Sergei Loznitsa
Laura Luchetti
Ezra Mabengeza
Vincent Macaigne
Danielle Macdonald
Emerald MacDonald
Lorne MacFadyen
Jodie Mack
Alastair Mackenzie
David Mackenzie
Anthony Mackie
Radhika Madan
Guy Maddin
Joseph Madmony
Mia Maelze
Anna Maguire
Jonathan Majors
Ahmed Malek
Jena Malone
Carlo Francisco Manatad
Michael Mando
Ron Mann
Thomas Mann
Vitaly Mansky
Bongile Mantsai
Anthony Maras
Garance Marillier
Natalia Marín
Carolina Markowicz
Alejandra Márquez Abella
Anneli Martini
Elizabeth Marvel
Dylan Mask
Olivier Masset-Depasse
Andi Matichak
Bailey Maughan
Ash Mayfair
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Melissa McCarthy
Matthew McConaughey
William McGregor
Don McKellar
Ryder McLaughlin
Steve McQueen
Gabriel Meacher
Ross Meckfessel
Stella Meghie
Eva Melander
Ben Mendelsohn
Agustín Mendilaharzu
Richie Merritt
Natalia Meshchaninova
Edmund Metatawabin
Janus Metz
Jamie Michie
Sienna Miller
Eero Milonoff
Aiden Milroy
Roberto Minervini
Max Minghella
Caroline Monnet
Maika Monroe
Julianne Moore
Michael Moore
Matthew Moreno
Chloë Grace Moretz
Maripier Morin
Carol Morley
Errol Morris
Viggo Mortensen
Koen Mortier
Elisabeth Moss
Emmanuel Mouret
Jasmin Mozaffari
Peter Tukei Muhumuza
Carey Mulligan
Dermot Mulroney
Callan Mulvey
Olivia Munn
Yhoannes Musse Ylma
Aomi Muyock
Mira Nair
Benjamin Naishtat
Darlene Naponse
Guy Nattiv
Christian Navarro
Mandisa Nduna
Liam Neeson
Hari Nef
Lukas Nelson
László Nemes
Avi Nesher
Kathryn Newton
Thandie Newton
Kim Nguyen
Ashley Nichols
Genevieve Nnaji
Gaspar Noé
Y'Lan Noel
Michael Noer
Nara Normande
Amy Nostbakken
Tuva Novotny
Trevor Nunn
Paul Nutarariaq
Mark O'Brien
Brandon Oakes
Jon Øigarden
Peter Okoye
Brúsi Ólason
Elizabeth Olsen
Olmo Omerzu
Onyeka Onwenu
Luis Ortega
Leonardo Ortizgris
Nkem Owoh
Lee Pace
Rithy Panh
Taapsee Pannu
Ray Panthaki
Andrey Paounov
Anna Paquin
Arturo Pardo
Grace Park
Teyonah Parris
Dev Patel
Jayisha Patel
Mandy Patinkin
Alejandro Patiño
Robert Pattinson
Anand Patwardhan
Aaron Paul
Aleks Paunovic
Sara Paxton
Maxine Peake
Bobbie Peers
Rosanne Pel
Sarah Pellerin
Sergio Peris-Mencheta
Celia Perrin Sidarous
Alex Ross Perry
Marlon Pettersson
Pat Phillips
Joaquin Phoenix
Sébastien Pilote
Chris Pine
Adina Pintilie
Sine Plambech
Caroline Poggi
Victor Polster
James Ponsoldt
Aaron Poole
Cotey Pope
Natalie Portman
Brigitte Poupart
Bel Powley
Maxim Pozdorovkin
Olan Prenatt
Yasmine Qaddumi
Margaret Qualley
Jahmil X.T. Qubeka
Issa Rae
Anthony Ramos
Pen-ek Ratanaruang
Robert Redford
Charlotte Regan
John C. Reilly
Jason Reitman
Jawad Rhalib
Trevante Rhodes
Aaron Ries
Jere Ristseppä
Ben Rivers
Kiah Roache-Turner
Julia Roberts
A.V. Rockwell
Alfredo Rodriguez
Lina Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez
Kylie Rogers
Sophy Romvari
Rebecca Root
Roney
Clara Rosager
Gabrielle Rose
Esther Rots
Patricia Rozema
Micha Rozenkier
Yoel Rozenkier
Yona Rozenkier
Alonso Ruizpalacios
William Russ
Zachary Russell
Amy Ryan
Daniel Sabag
Norah Sadava
Jess Salgueiro
Justin Salinger
Susan Sarandon
Ritu Sarin
Valeria Sarmiento
Peter Sarsgaard
Will Sasso
Jeremy Saulnier
Daniel Sawka
Virginia Scaro
Taylor Schilling
Tom Schilling
Markus Schleinzer
Daniel Schmidt
Ben Schnetzer
Matthias Schoenaerts
Corina Schwingruber Ilić
Jake Scott
Shannon Service
Toni Servillo
Parker Sevak
Léa Seydoux
Michael Shannon
Akash Sherman
Banipal Shoomoon
Denis Shvedov
Anette Sidor
George Sikharulidze
Héctor Silva Núñez
André Singer
Alexander Skarsgård
Paul Skrudland
Christian Slater
Algee Smith
Che "Rhymefest" Smith
Ella Smith
Na-kel Smith
Sam Smith
Alison Snowden
Ada Solomon
Tenzing Sonam
Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Paolo Sorrentino
Dominga Sotomayor
Sissy Spacek
Sam Spruell
Sebastian Stan
Darko Štante
Paprika Steen
Adam Stein
Gustavo Steinberg
Kit Steinkellner
Amandla Stenberg
Kristen Stewart
Corey Stoll
Victoria Stone
Jonas Strand Gravli
Peter Strickland
Camilla Strøm Henriksen
Amanda Strong
Jim Sturgess
Veena Sud
Jason Sudeikis
Lucy Suess
Sunny Suljic
Camille Sullivan
Tika Sumpter
Sandhya Suri
Tim Sutton
Hilary Swank
Bruce Sweeney
Daniel Syrkin
Thomas Szabo
Malena Szlam
Sven Taddicken
Charlie Tahan
Rolla Tahir
Emma Tammi
Béla Tarr
Astra Taylor
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Sam Taylor-Johnson
Anna Tenta
Imogen Thomas
Callum Thompson
Shelley Thompson
Billy Bob Thornton
Maura Tierney
George Tillman, Jr.
Pia Tjelta
Gonzalo Tobal
Andy Tohill
Ryan Tohill
Tamlyn Tomita
Kelly Marie Tran
Theresa Traore Dahlberg
Pablo Trapero
Jacob Tremblay
Karelle Tremblay
Marisha Triantafyllidou
Pema Tseden
Sonam Tsetan
Shinya Tsukamoto
John Turturro
Brian Tyree Henry
Gabrielle Union
Reed Van Dyk
Felix van Groeningen
Glenna Van Nostrand
Courtney B. Vance
E. Chai Vasarhelyi
Ali Vatansever
Federico Veiroj
Carlos Vermut
Selma Vilhunen
Neto Villalobos
Jonathan Vinel
Thomas Vinterberg
Tom Volf
Taika Waititi
Mary Waites
Jeffrey Waldron
Eryk Walny
Markus Waltå
Wayne Wang
Wang Qianyuan
John David Washington
Suki Waterhouse
Katherine Waterston
Dolly Wells
Dominic West
Wash Westmoreland
Josh Wiggins
Olivia Wilde
Charles Williams
Michael Winterbottom
Carmel Winters
DeWanda Wise
Frederick Wiseman
Seda Witt
Helena Wittmann
Eleanor Worthington-Cox
Jeffrey Wright
Zolisa Xaluva
Yang Mi
Vladimir Yavachev
Noa Yedlin
Boaz Yehonatan Yacov
Steven Yeun
Tyler York
Adeana Young
Odessa Young
Baldvin Z
Sasheer Zamata
Matej Zemljič
Çağla Zencirci
Renee Zhan
Zhang Yimou
Zheng Kai
Zhou Yun
Nino Zhvania
Marc Zinga
Steve Zissis
Sameh Zoabi

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