Market watch: Buzz pics at Toronto

Toronto International Film Festival 2011: Market Watch

A selection of titles on the block at Toronto:

“360”
A kaleidoscope of relationships linking characters in in different cities around the world from scribe Peter Morgan.
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Producers: Andrew Eaton, David Linde, Chris Hanley, Danny Krausz
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins
Sales: Wild Bunch

“Arbitrage”
A hedge-fund magnate is forced to take help from an unlikely source following a bloody error as he tries to sell his empire before his fraud is revealed.
Director: Nicholas Jarecki
Producers: Laura Bickford, Bob Salerno, Kevin Turen, Justin Nappi
Cast: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, Brit Marling
Sales: WME (domestic)/Parlay Films (international)

“The Awakening”
Pic, set in 1921, follows a woman aiming to expose all seances as shams only to confront her skepticism in a terrifying way at a boys’ boarding school.
Director: Nick Murphy
Producers: Sarah Curtis, Julia Stannard, David M. Thompson
Cast: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton
Sales: StudioCanal

“Barrymore”
Stage adaptation of play for which Christopher Plummer won a Tony.
Director: Erik Canuel
Producers: Garth Drabinsky
Cast: Christopher Plummer
Sales: Film Sales Co.

“The Beloved”
Romantic comedy unfolds over four decades, intertwining two love stories from different eras.
Director: Christophe Honore
Producer: Pascal Caucheteux
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Ludivine Sagnier, Milos Forman
Sales: Celluloid Dreams

“Dark Horse”
Dark comedy about youth and passage of time.
Director: Todd Solondz
Producers: Ted Hope, Derrick Tseng
Cast: Justin Bartha, Selma Blair
Sales: Ted Hope (domestic)/Goldcrest Films Intl. (international)

“The Deep Blue Sea”
Adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s classic play about passion, fear of loneliness and love.
Director: Terence Davies
Producers: Sean O’Connor, Kate Ogborn
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale
Sales: Protagonist Pictures

“Generation P”
Adapted from the Russian bestseller about Moscow in the 1990s.
Director: Victor Ginzburg
Producers: Aleksei Riazantsev, Stas Ershov
Cast: Vladimir Yepifantsev, Michael Yefremov
Sales: Film Ray

“Filth”
Based on Irvine Welsh’s bestseller.
Director: Jon S. Baird
Producers: Jon S. Baird, Ken Marshall
Cast: James McAvoy, Imogen Poots, Jamie Bell
Sales: Sierra/Affinity (international)

“Friends With Kids”
Ensemble comedy about a group of friends dealing with children and life.
Director: Jenifer Westfeldt
Producers: Joey McFarland, Riza Aziz, Jon Hamm, Joshua Astrachan, Lucy Barzun Donnelly, Jake Kasdan
Cast: Jon Hamm, Megan Fox, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Maya Rudolph, Ed Burns, Chris O’Dowd, Jenifer Westfeldt
Sales: Red Granite

“Goon”
Slacker who can’t skate becomes an enforcer for a minor league hockey team.
Director: Michael Dowse
Producers: Don Carmody
Cast: Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Liev Schreiber, Alison Pill
Sales: CAA/Myriad

“Hick”
A tale of a 13-year-old-girl’s odyssey from Nebraska to Las Vegas.
Director: Derick Martini
Producers: Steven Siebert, Christian Taylor, Charles De Portes, Jonathan Cornick
Cast: Chloe Moretz, Blake Lively, Eddie Redmayne
Sales: CAA/WME (domestic); Content (international)

“Hysteria”
Romantic comedy, set in the 1880s, about the invention of the vibrator.
Director: Tanya Wexler
Producers: Sarah Curtis, Judy Cairo, Tracey Becker
Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce
Sales: Untitled Entertainment (domestic)/Elle Driver (international)

“Killer Joe”
Tracey Letts adapts his Pultizer Prize- winning play.
Director: William Friedkin
Producers: Nicolas Chartier, Scott Einbinder
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Gina Gershon, Thomas Haden Church
Sales: CAA (domestic)/Voltage Pictures (international)

“The Lady”
The life of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy politician and Nobel Peace Prize winner who spent 15 years under house arrest.
Director: Luc Besson
Producers: Luc Besson, Virginie Silla, Andy Harries
Cast: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, William Hope
Sales: EuropaCorp

“Lay the Favorite”
A woman becomes involved with a group of men who have found a way to work the sportsbook system in Las Vegas.
Director: Stephen Frears
Producers: D.V. DeVincentis, Anthony Bregman, Randall Emmett, George Furla, Paul Trijbits
Cast: Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall
Sales: Wild Bunch

“My Worst Nightmare”
An unexpected encounter between a sophisticated woman and a total slob, who happens to be the father of her son’s best friend.
Director: Anne Fontaine
Producers: Philippe Carcassonne, Bruno Pesery, Francis Boespflug
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Benoit Poelvoorde, Andre Dussollier
Sales: Pathe Intl.

“Neil Young Journeys”
Neil Young in concert
Director: Jonathan Demme
Producers: Jonathan Demme, Elliot Rabinowitz
Sales: WME

“The Place Beyond The Pines”
A professional motorcycle rider turns to bank robbery but events spin out of control.
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Producers: Sidney Kimmel, Lynette Howell, Alex Orlovsky, Jamie Patricof
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne
Sales: WME/CAA (domestic); Sierra/Affinity (international)

“Rampart”
A Los Angeles policeman gets caught on tape beating a suspect and finds himself in a downward spiral.
Director: Oren Moverman
Producers: Lawrence Inglee, Clark Peterson, Ben Foster, Ken Kao
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Robin Wright, Ice Cube
Sales: WME (domestic); Sierra/Affinity (international)

“Rebellion”
Set in a French colony in New Caledonia in the late 1980s, pic tells the true story of French commandos who were held hostage by dissidents fighting for independence.
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Producers: Mathieu Kassovitz, Christophe Rossignon
Cast: Mathieu Kassovitz, Sylvie Testud
Sales: Kinology

“Red Lights”
A psychologist’s investigation into whether a world-renowned psychic is a fraud uncovers unexpected results.
Director: Rodrigo Cortes
Producers: Adrian Guerra, Rodrigo Cortes
Cast: Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy, Elizabeth Olsen
Sales: UTA (domestic)/Parlay Films (international)

“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
Based on Paul Torday’s novel.
Director: Lasse Halstrom
Producer: Paul Webster
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas
Sales: UTA

“Shame”
A thirtysomething man living in New York struggles to come to terms with his sexual escapades when his younger sister moves in with him.
Director: Steve McQueen
Producers: Iain Canning, Emile Sherman
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan
Sales: HanWay Films

“Ten Year”
Ensemble drama-comedy of friends at a high-school reunion.
Director: Jamie Linden
Producers: Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey
Cast: Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson, Ron Livingston, Justin Long, Aubrey Plaza
Sales: Paradigm

Trishna
Update of the Thomas Hardy novel “Tess of the D’Urbervilles.”
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Producers: Melissa Parmenter, Michael Winterbottom
Cast: Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed
Producers: Melissa Parmenter, Michael Winterbottom
Sales: Bankside Films

“Union Square”
Unexpected reunion between two sisters.
Director: Nancy Savoca
Producers: Neda Armian, Rich Guay
Cast: Mira Sorvino
Sales: Cinetic

“USS Indianapolis”
Based on the story of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during the end of WWII.
Director: TBD
Producers: Rionda Del Casto, Patricia Eberle, Richard Salvatore, Douglass W. Miller, Jeffrey Andrick
Cast: TBD
Sales: Hannibal Classics

“Vamps”
Two young, beautiful vampires play in New York City until love enters the picture.
Director: Amy Heckerling
Producers: Red Hour Films, Lauren Versel, Molly Hassell
Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter
Sales: Cassian Elwes (domestic)/Parlay Films (international)

“Violet and Daisy”
Two assassins face a series of opponents, including a mysterious man in a life-altering encounter.
Director: Geoffrey Fletcher
Producers: Geoffrey Fletcher, Bonnie Timmermann
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Alexis Bledel, James Gandolfini
Sales: CAA

“Winnie”
Biopic about Winnie Mandela
Director: Darrell J. Roodt
Producers: Andre Pieterse, Michael Mosca
Cast: Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard
Sales: CAA, Film Bridge

“The Words”
A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the price he must pay for stealing another man’s work.
Directors: Brian Klugman, Lee Sternthal
Producers: Jim Young, Tatiana Kelly, Laura Rister
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Zoe Saldana, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde
Sales: Waterfall Media/Untitled (domestic)/ Parlay Films (international)

“You’re Next”
Home invasion thriller preems in Midnight Madness.
Director: Adam Wingard
Producer: Keith Calder
Cast: Sharni Vinson, Rob Moran
Sales: HanWay

“Wuthering Heights”
Director: Andrea Arnold
Producers: Kevin Loader, Robert Bernstein, Douglas Rae
Cast: Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Nichola Burley
Arnold’s contemporary take on Emily Bronte’s classic novel.
Sales: HanWay Films

TORONTO INTL. FILM FESTIVAL:
Kudos blogs amp stakes | City to city | Market watch | Reality check | Doc hot spot | What’s new
Full coverage of the Toronto Intl. Film Festival

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading