Here are five trailers for films we now know are coming to TIFF

Here are five trailers for films we now know are coming to TIFF

This morning, the Toronto International Film Festival made its first in what will certainly be a long series of programming announcements leading up to the September 4 commencement of this year’s event. Today’s unveiling consisted of 13 “gala” films (meaning, big-deal premieres) and 46 “special presentations” (meaning, almost-as-big-deal premieres).

Despite having lost some major debuts to rival festivals in places like New York and Venice, TIFF’s initial offering comprises some legitimately exciting titles, including David Cronenberg’s latest, as well as a comedy with Jason Bateman and Tina Fey, and the world premiere of a new Jake Gyllenhaal movie. Here are trailers for those, and a few other movies included in today’s reveal.

Maps to the Stars: David Cronenberg goes Hollywood (or at least, as Hollywood as he’s capable of going) in this satirical showbiz drama. It stars Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack and Julianne Moore, whose performance won her a Best Actress nod at Cannes.

The trailer is embedded at the top of this post.

This is Where I Leave You: This dramatic comedy with Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Adam Driver is about a dysfunctional family forced to spend time together after the death of a patriarch.

The Riot Club: The latest directorial effort from Lone Sherfig, who also directed 2009’s An Education, this film follows the disastrous exploits of the wealthy, college-aged members of a Skull and Bones–style club at Oxford University. It’s based on the play Posh.

Nightcrawler: Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a driven young man who falls into the weird, violent world of L.A. freelance crime journalism.

The Equalizer: An action movie starring Denzel Washington as a former commando who has to rescue Chloë Grace Moretz for some reason. It’s an adaptation of the ’80s TV show.

And here’s the full list of films announced today. Among the highlights not mentioned so far: new films by Jason Reitman, Mike Leigh and Noah Baumbach, and directorial debuts by Chris Evans (better known as Captain America) and Jon Stewart (yes, that one).


Black and White (Mike Binder)

The Equalizer (Antoine Fuqua)

Foxcatcher (Bennett Miller)

Haemoo (Shim Sung-bo)

The Judge (David Dobkin)

A Little Chaos (Alan Rickman)

Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg)

The New Girlfriend (François Ozon)

Pawn Sacrifice (Ed Zwick)

The Riot Club (Lone Scherfig)

Samba (Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano)

This is Where I Leave You (Shawn Levy)

Wild (Jean-Marc Vallée)


Special Presentations:

99 Homes (Ramin Bahrani)

American Heist (Sarik Andreasyan)

Before We Go (Chris Evans)

Breakup Buddies (Ning Hao)

Cake (Daniel Barnz)

Coming Home (Zhang Yimou)

The Dead Lands (Toa Fraser)

Dearest Peter (Ho-Sun Chan)

The Drop (Michael R. Roskam)

Eden (Mia Hansen-Løve)

Far From Men (David Oelhoffen)

Force Majeure (Ruben Östlund)

The Gate (Régis Wargnier)

Good Kill (Andrew Niccol)

The Good Lie (Philippe Falardeau)

Hector and the Search for Happiness (Peter Chelsom)

The Humbling (Barry Levinson)

Hungry Hearts (Saverio Costanzo)

The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum)

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

The Keeping Room (Daniel Barber)

The Last Five Years (Richard LaGravenese)

Learning to Drive (Isabel Coixet)

Love & Mercy (Bill Pohlad)

Manglehorn David (Gordon Green)

Mary Kom (Omung Kumar)

Men, Women and Children (Jason Reitman)

Miss Julie (Liv Ullmann)

Mr. Turner (Mike Leigh)

My Old Lady (Israel Horovitz)

Ned Rifle (Hal Hartley)

Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy)

Pasolini (Abel Ferrara)

Phoenix (Christian Petzold)

The Reach (Jean-Baptiste Leonetti)

Red Amnesia (Wang Xiaoshuai)

Return to Ithaca (Laurent Cantet)

Rosewater (Jon Stewart)

A Second Chance (Susanne Bier)

Still Alice (Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland)

The Theory of Everything (James Marsh)

Time Out of Mind (Oren Moverman)

Top Five (Chris Rock)

While We’re Young (Noah Baumbach)

Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)

Wild Tales (Damian Szifron)