World premieres of Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game starring Jessica Chastain, and Dominic Cooke’s Ian McEwan adaptation On Chesil Beach with Saoirse Ronan (pictured) are among 32 additional Special Presentations films to join the Toronto roster on Tuesday.
The Papillon remake with Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek, Cannes hits The Florida Project by Sean Baker and In The Fade by Fatih Akin, as well as Feng Xiaogang’s Youth also take their place in the Special Presentations line-up.
Top brass at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced six additional Galas selections that include Bille August’s 55 Steps and Paolo Virzi’s The Leisure Seekers. Tuesday’s announcement brings the programme’s total to 48 world premieres, 10 international premieres, 19 North American premieres and 10 Canadian premieres. [Source]
The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival has unveiled the initial line-up for its upcoming 16th annual showcase, with a diverse mix of entertaining features and documentaries.
Among the highlights of Thursday’s announced slate are films starring Al Pacino, Rami Malek, Jenny Slate, Amanda Seyfried, and Jon Hamm. On the documentary side, Alex Gibney debuts his latest project, in addition to the premiere of Showtime’s Whitney Houston film.
For the New York-based festival, which will take place April 19-30, films will compete in a wide variety of categories, including U.S. Narrative, International Narrative, World Documentary, Spotlight Documentary, Viewpoints, and Midnight.
Buster’s Mal Heart, directed and written by Sarah Adina Smith. (USA) – New York Premiere. A fugitive hotly pursued by rangers reviews the pathway to his present circumstances and finds conflicting stories. A spellbinding Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) brings impressive range to Sarah Adina Smith’s sophomore feature: a twisting, mind-bending thriller in which the typical rules don’t apply, least of all to a man who cannot be certain of anything he’s done. With DJ Qualls, Kate Lyn Sheil, Sukha Belle Potter, Lin Shaye. A Well Go USA release. [Source]
Bryan Singer is in talks to direct Bohemian Rhapsody, the long-in-the-works movie about the seminal British rock band Queen, with Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek playing frontman Freddie Mercury. The film is coming back together and is on the fast track at 2oth Century Fox and New Regency with original producer Graham King and his GK Films.
Fox and New Regency have stepped up for the joint project in the latest maneuver for a movie that has been in development with King for eight years. The most recent script, which focuses on the band and its iconic lead singer, is from The Theory Of Everything scribe Anthony McCarten. King and Jim Beach are producers, and Denis O’Sullivan is exec producer. Original Queen bandmembers Brian May and Roger Taylor will serve as music producers. [Source]