“Magnificent Seven” To Open Toronto Film Fest

Antoine Fuqua’s western remake “The Magnificent Seven” will serve as the opening night film of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival which starts in early September. Additionally, the Hailee Steinfeld-led and Kelly Fremon Craig-directed “The Edge of Seventeen” will be the closing night film. Films set to premiere at the fest this year include:

– Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi drama “Arrival”
– Jeff Nichols’ interracial drama “Loving”
– Peter Berg’s oil rig disaster film “Deepwater Horizon”
– Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals” with Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal
– Christopher Guest’s latest mockumentary “Mascots”
– Damien Chazelle’s Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone-led “La La Land”
– Andrea Arnold’s Cannes winner “American Honey”
– Disney and Mira Nair’s “Queen of Katwe” with David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o
– Rob Reiner’s Presidential film “LBJ” with Woody Harrelson as Lyndon Johnson
– Nate Parker’s slave rebellion drama “The Birth of a Nation”
– Werner Herzog’s volcano disaster film “Salt and Fire”
– J.A. Bayona’s fantasy feature “A Monster Calls” with Liam Neeson
– Lone Scherfig’s rom-com “Their Finest”
– Vikram Ghandi’s young Obama film “Barry”
– Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut “American Pastoral”
– George Nolfi’s Bruce Lee biopic “Birth of the Dragon”
– Jim Sheridan’s “The Secret Scripture” with Rooney Mara and Theo James
– Amma Assante’s “A United Kingdom”
– Mick Jackson’s Holocaust courtroom drama “Denial”
– Ben Younger’s boxing drama “Bleed For This” with Miles Teller
– Adam Smith’s “Trespass Against Us” starring Michael Fassbender
– Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson” starring Adam Driver
– Paul Verhoeven’s French-language drama “Elle”
– Garth Davis’ potential awards contender “Lion”
– Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Commune”
– Juan Carlos Medina’s “The Limehouse Golem” with Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke.
– Katherine Dieckmann’s U.S. deep south drama “Strange Weather”
– Bronwen Hughes’ “The Journey is the Destination”
– Pete Travis’ “City of Tiny Lights” starring Billie Piper
– Arnaud des Pallieres’ “Orphan” starring Gemma Arterton and Adele Haenel
– Rebecca Zlotowski’s “Planetarium
– Onur Tukel’s black comedy “Catfight”
– Feng Xiaogang’s “I Am Not Madame Bovary” starring Fang Bingbing
– Garth Jennings’ animated musical “Sing”
– Nick Cannon’s “King of the Dancehall”
– Nick Hamm’s “The Journey” starring Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall
– The Gerard Butler-led family drama “The Headhunter’s Calling”

The Toronto Film Festival will make additional lineup announcements in the coming weeks and is set to run from September 8th to 18th in the Canadian city.

Source: THR