CONFIRMED: Dustin Hoffman will be at TIFF 2012 for the premiere of his directorial debut

CONFIRMED: Dustin Hoffman will be at TIFF 2012 for the premiere of his directorial debut

(Image: Garry Knight) 

We were disappointed when Dustin Hoffman didn’t waltz down the red carpet for the premiere of CanCon darling Barney’s Version at TIFF in 2010. So we’re delighted that the venerable actor will be in town for the premiere of Quartet, which marks Hoffman’s first turn in the director’s chair. The film stars Maggie Smith (who’ll also be here), Michael Gambon and Billy Connolly, and chronicles high drama at a home for retired opera singers. Which, admittedly, sounds exquisitely boring. But, hey, Dustin Hoffman is coming to Toronto!