Film Festival Coverage – Official Schedule and Guest List Released for TIFF

One of the biggest film events of the year, and the biggest film event in Canada, is the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)! So far it looks like it is going to be an amazing festival and a recently announced lineup revealed there are some highly anticipated films set to premiere.

Today there were some exciting new announcements made regarding the official schedule and the stars that will be attending the festival. The Toronto International Film Festival website has the official schedule available for you to download and read through here. On the first day of the festival, films such as Blue is The Warmest Colour, The Big Chill, Unbeatable, The Fifth Estate are premiering.

Entertainment Tonight Canada shared the exclusive guest list and announced who would be attending the prestigious  festival.  As it is every year, the TIFF Red Carpet is going to be absolutely star-studded. The guest list includes, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Glenn Close, Marion Cotillard, Alice Cooper, Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zac Efron, Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, James Franco, Chris Hemsworth, Matthew McConaughey, Colin Firth, Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Kidman, Keira Knightley, Mila Kunis, Jude Law, Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon, Emma Thompson, Mia Wasikowska, Daniel Radcliffe, and Owen Wilson.

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There will also be many directors, producers, and other production team members present at the festival to support their work. Some of the directors that are on the guest list include Atom Egoyan who directed Devil’s Knot and Jason Reitman who directed Labor Day. Paul Haggis will be attending to premiere his film Third Person and Oscar-winning director Ron Howard will be there to premiere his documentary Made in America. In addition to these talented directors, Jason Bateman will be debuting Bad Words and Ralph Finnes will be unveiling The Invisible Woman. Denis Villeneuve will show his film Enemy, Steve McQueen has 12 Years A Slave already generating buzz, and Eli Roth will bring The Green Inferno. Finally, Bill Condon has claim to the opening spot of the festival for his highly awaited and controversial film, The Fifth Estate.

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Be sure to tune in for more exclusive coverage of TIFF! Are you looking forward to the festival? Are you surprised by this year’s guest list? Are you interested in seeing any of the films that will be premiering at the festival? 

Source: Entertainment Tonight Canada and TIFF.net

Casting News – Actress Mireille Enos Joins “If I Stay” Cast

Production on the film adaptation of Gayle Forman’s popular young adult novel, If I Stay is finally picking up! Back in January, we reported that actress Chloe Grace Moretz signed on to the project as the female lead, Mia.

When the film shifted studios from Summit Entertainment to MGM, people were unsure if she would still be apart of the project. However, she officially signed on for the film under MGM back in June.

Well, today there was some more exciting news announced! Actress Mireille Enos has signed on to play Mia’s mother Kat. Enos is currently known for playing Sarah Linden in AMC’s The Killing and Karin Lane in World War Z.

RJ Cutler has also officially signed on as the film’s director and production is in the casting stage. There is no release date yet, but production is set to start here in Vancouver in October of this year! Stay tuned for more news about the If I Stay movie adaptation!

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Source: Deadline

Met Gala 2013 – Exclusive Red Carpet Photos!

Yesterday the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute held a Gala in honor of the museum’s latest exhibit entitled  “Punk: Chaos to Couture.”

The opening of the exhibit attracted many of Hollywood’s biggest stars and some major names in fashion. Some of the stars that attended the opening in New York yesterday include, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart, Lily Collins, Dakota and Elle Fanning, Nina Dobrev, Emma Roberts, Michelle Williams, Carey Mulligan, Kerry Washington, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Rooney and Kate Mara, and many more!

Check out the unique red carpet fashion in the images below and see if you can find your favorite star! What do you think of these unique and artistic gowns? Which gown or outfit is your favorite?

"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Page to Premiere, and IMDbPro

Casting News – Chloe Grace Moretz to Star in the Film Adaptation of “If I Stay”

Production of the film adaptation of Gayle Forman‘s young adult novel If I Stay has gone on quite a journey since it began in 2009. In 2009, Catherine Hardwicke was going to direct, but then in 2010 Hardwicke backs out of the project. Then director Heitor Dhalia signs on as director the director and it is rumored that Dakota Fanning is set to star as the lead, Mia. Now heading into 2013, Dhalia and Fanning also back out of the project.

However, the production on If I Stay has had some recent exciting developments. To begin with, Chloe Grace Moretz has signed on to play the lead and it is rumored that RJ Cutler is going to sign on as director.

Here is an official synopsis (via Amazon) for the book by Gayle Forman:

“While out on a drive with her family, 17-year-old Mia is suddenly separated from her body and forced to watch the aftermath of the accident that kills her parents and gravely injures her and her younger brother. Far from supernatural, this shift in perspective will be readily accepted by readers as Mia reminisces about significant events and people in her life while her body lies in a coma.

Alternating between the past and the present, she reveals the details and complexities of her relationships with family and friends, including the unlikely romance with her punk-rock boyfriend, Adam. An accomplished musician herself, Mia is torn between pursuing her love for music at Julliard and a future with Adam in Oregon. However, she must first choose between fighting to survive and giving in to the resulting sadness and despair over all she has lost.”

Have you read Forman’s book? Will you be looking forward to the film? If you have not read this book, does this sound like a book you may be interested in reading?

Chloe Grace Moretz.
Chloe Grace Moretz.
The book cover of "If I Stay."
The book cover of “If I Stay.”

Source: Collider

Sundance 2013 – “Entertainment Weekly” Star Portraits – Day Six!

The Sundance Film Festival only has three days left and Entertainment Weekly shared yet another set of star portraits! These portraits feature actors and actresses such as Amy Poehler, Jessica Alba, Adam Scott, Dave Grohl, Dakota Fanning, and Elizabeth Olsen.

What do you think of the events that happened at Sundance? Were you surprised by any of the deals that were made? Take a look at the portraits in the gallery below:

Source: Entertainment Weekly