TIFF 2011 announcement: 53 films, one new venue and a whack of stars who might come to Toronto

TIFF 2011 announcement: 53 films, one new venue and a whack of stars who might come to Toronto

Sarah Polley’s Take this Waltz is one of this year’s Galas 

TIFF unveiled part of its 2011 lineup today, and 53 movies will have their North American or world premieres in Toronto this fall. Among the spectators at the press conference this morning in Toronto was a solitary celebrity—actress and director Sarah Polley—but expect lots of boldface names in the city come September. Directors whose films are slated for this year’s fest include Lars von Trier, Francis Ford Coppola and Marc Forster, and they could come accompanied by such stars as Olivia Wilde, Juliette Binoche, Carey Mulligan, Blake Lively, Glenn Close, Vincent Cassel and Ice Cube (yes, of the famed Are We There Yet? and Friday). Those are just some of the famous faces that we’re hoping to spot at Sassafraz, pop-up nightclubs and the latest TIFF venue, The Princess of Wales Theatre. We’ve compiled a full list below.

Screen legends: Philip Baker Hall, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks, Vincent Cassel, Glenn Close, James Cromwell, Willem Defoe, Mia Farrow, Ralph Fiennes, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Woody Harrelson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins, Anjelica Houston, Val Kilmer, Malcolm MacDowell, Sam Neill, Charlotte Rampling, Vanessa Redgrave, Geoffrey Rush, Susan Sarandon, Kristin Scott Thomas, Marisa Tomei, Christopher Walken, Sigourney Weaver, Neil Young.

Hot hunks: Antonio Banderas, Adam Brody, Edward Burns, Gerard Butler, George Clooney, Chace Crawford, Ice Cube, Hugh Dancy, Michael Fassbender, Ben Foster, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ryan Gosling, Jon Hamm, Ethan Hawke, Emile Hirsch, Hugh Jackman, Hugh Laurie, Jude Law, Justin Long, Matthew McConaughey, Ewan McGregor, Viggo Mortensen, Brad Pitt, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Alexander Skarsgård, Kiefer Sutherland, Channing Tatum, Eddie Vedder.

Cool chicks: Juliette Binoche, Selma Blair, Emily Blunt, Abbie Cornish, Rosario Dawson, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Jane Fonda, Megan Fox, Jennifer Garner, Salma Hayek, Anne Heche, Christina Hendricks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Catherine Keener, Anna Kendrick, Keira Knightley, Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Michelle Monaghan, Carey Mulligan, Cynthia Nixon, Elizabeth Olsen, Freida Pinto, Alicia Silverstone, Tilda Swinton, Rachel Weisz, Kristen Wiig, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Williams, Robin Wright.

Fan favourites: Bryan Cranston, Judy Greer, Ed Helms, Jonah Hill, Rhys Ifans, Juliette Lewis, Kyle MacLachlan, Oliver Platt, John C. Reilly, Seth Rogen, Maya Rudolph, Adam Scott, Jason Segel, Michael Shannon, Sarah Silverman.

(Image: Nicolas Genin)

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GALAS

Albert Nobbs (Ireland)
Director: Rodrigo Garcia
Starring: Glenn Close

Butter (U.S.)
Director: Jim Field Smith
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman, Olivia Wilde

A Dangerous Method (Canada/France/Ireland/U.K./Germany)
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley

A Happy Event (France)
Director: Remi Bezancon
Starring: Louise Bourgoin

The Ides of March (U.S.)
Director: George Clooney
Starring: Clooney, Paul Giamatti, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei

The Lady (France/U.K.)
Director: Luc Besson
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis

Moneyball (U.S.)
Director: Bennett Miller
Starring: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill

Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding (U.S.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
Starring: Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Chace Crawford

Take this Waltz (Canada)
Director: Sarah Polley
Starring: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen

W.E. (U.K.)
Director: Madonna
Starring: Abbie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough, James D’Arcy

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

11 Flowers (China/France)
Director: Wang Xiaoshuai
Starring: Liu Wenqing, Wang Jinchun, Yen Ni

50/50 (U.S.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
Starring: Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anna Kendrick

360 (U.K./Austria/France/Brazil)
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Starring: Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins, Rachel Weisz

The Artist (France)
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, James Cromwell, John Goodman

Americano (France)
Director: Mathieu Demy
Starring: Salma Hayek, Géraldine Chaplin

Anonymous (Germany)
Director: Roland Emmerich
Starring: David Thewlis, Vanessa Redgrave

A Better Life (France)
Director: Cédric Khan
Starring: Guillaume Canet, Leïla Bekhti, Slimane Ketthabi

Burning Man (Australia)
Director: Jonathan Teplitzky
Starring: Matthew Goode, Rachel Griffiths

Chicken with Plums (France/Germany/Belgium)
Directors: Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud

Coriolanus (U.K.)
Director: Ralph Fiennes
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler

Countdown (Korea)
Director: Huh Jong-ho
Starring: Jeon Do-youn

Dark Horse (U.S.)
Director: Todd Solondz
Starring: Justin Bartha, Selma Blair

The Deep Blue Sea (U.K.)
Director: Terence Davies
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Simon Russell Beale, Rom Hiddleston

The Descendants (U.S.)
Director: Alexander Payne
Starring: George Clooney, Judy Greer

Drive (U.S.)
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, Albert Brooks, Ron Perlman

Elles (France/Poland/Germany)
Director: Malgoska Szumowska
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Joanna Kulig, Anaïs Demoustier

The Eye of the Storm (Australia)
Director: Fred Schepisi
Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling

Friends With Kids (U.S.)
Director: Jennifer Westfeldt
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Megan Fox, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph, Edward Burns

Habemus Papam (Italy/France)
Director: Nanni Moretti

Headhunters (Norway)
Director: Morten Tyldum
Starring: Aksel Hennie, Nikolah Coster-Waldau

Hick (U.S.)
Director: Derick Martini
Starring: Blake Lively, Chloe Moretz, Alec Baldwin, Juliette Lewis, Eddie Redmayne, Rory Culkin

The Hunter (Australia)
Director: Daniel Nettheim
Starring: Willem Defoe, Frances O’Connor, Sam Neill

Jeff, Who Lives at Home (U.S.)
Directors: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass
Starring: Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer, Susan Sarandon

Killer Joe (U.S.)
Director: William Friedkin
Starring: Emile Hirsch, Matthew McConaughey

Like Crazy (U.S.)
Director: Drake Doremus
Starring: Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones

Machine Gun Preacher (U.S.)
Director: Marc Forster
Starring: Gerard Butler

Martha Marcy May Marlene (U.S.)
Director: Sean Durkin
Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes, Sarah Paulson, Hugh Dancy

Melancholia (Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany)
Director: Lars von Trier
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Alexander Skarsgard, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland

The Oranges (U.S.)
Director: Julian Farino
Starring: Hugh Laurie, Adam Brody, Sam Rosen, Leighton Meester

Pearl Jam Twenty (U.S.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
Starring: Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell

Rampart (U.S.)
Director: Oren Moverman
Starring: Woody Harrelson, Steve Buscemi, Anne Heche, Cynthia Nixon, Sigourney Weaver, Ned Beatty, Ice Cube, Robin Wright

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (U.K.)
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt

Shame (U.K.)
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie

A Simple Life (Hong Kong, China)
Director: Ann Hui
Starring: Andy Lau, Deanie Ip, Wang Fuli, Qin Hailu

The Skin I Live In (Spain)
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Starring: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Blanca Suárez, Jan Cornet

Take Shelter (U.S.)
Director: Jeff Nichols
Starring: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain

Ten Year (U.S.)
Director: Jamie Linden
Starring: Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson, Justin Long, Kate Mara, Anthony Mackie, Chris Pratt

Trishna (U.K.)
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed

Twixt (U.S.)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, Ben Chaplin

Tyrannosaur (U.K.)
Director: Paddy Considine
Starring: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman

We Need to Talk About Kevin (U.K.)
Director: Lynne Ramsay
Starring: Tilda Swinton

Where Do We Go Now? (France/Lebanon/Italy/Egypt)
Director: Nadine Labaki
Starring: Kevin Abboud, Julian Farhat

Woman in the Fifth (France/Poland/U.K.)
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Kristin Scott Thomas