And here I was thinking that the line-up for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival couldn’t get any better. Silly me. TIFF has sent out a press release announcing new additions to their Galas and Special Presentations line-up, and there are some powerhouses in the bunch. The new additions include Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master, Brian De Palma‘s Passion, Spike Lee‘s Michael Jackson documentary Bad 25, Susanne Bier‘s Love Is All You Need, Walter Salles‘ adaptation of On the Road, Lee Daniels‘ The Paperboy, Harmony Korine‘s Spring Breakers, and Nick Cassavettes‘ Yellow. Yeah, there aren’t enough hours in the day.
Hit the jump to check out a list of all the new additions. The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 – 16th.
Vanessa Redgrave, Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, and Christopher Eccleston are set to star in the British comedic drama Song for Marion. The story has Stamp playing a grumpy retiree who reluctantly joins a local choir at the urging of his wife Marion (Regrave). There he learns valuable life lessons through “musical self discovery”. I know that synopses that are from press releases don’t always do the best job of conveying the tone of a film, and so I hope Song for Marion isn’t as saccharine as it sounds. Paul Andrew Williams (London to Brighton) will direct from his own screenplay.
Hit the jump to check out the press release and feel doubtful about this movie.