This year’s Toronto Film Festival will hold the premiers of three major British films.
The Theory of Everything will have its gala premier at this year’s TIFF. The film is a biopic of the celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking, who will be played by Eddie Redmayne.
The Riot Club is another film that will have its debut at the film festival. This thriller is set in Oxford University. This is a big screen adaptation of the popular play Posh, which is focused on themes about how brittle reputation can be.
A Little Chaos will close the film festival. This is a period drama directed by Alan Rickman. This is the second film he made. Kate Winslet stars in this play as a landscaper who was chosen to design one of the beautiful fountains at the historical Palace of Versailles. Rickman will play King Louis XIV along with Stanley Tucci, who starred in The Devil Wears Prada.
The trio were among the first films announced by the TIFF organizers on Tuesday. The film festival will have 13 galas as well a 46 special presentations.
Other films to premier
The film festival will also hold the world premier of The Equalizer, which is a big screen adaptation of the hit 1980s TV show. The film stars legendary actor Denzel Washington.
Wild will also have its world premier at the event. This film stars Reese Witherspoon and is directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, the director or Dallas Buyer’s Club.
Besides Stephen Hawking’s story, there are two more biopics in the festival. Love & Mercy is about Brian Wilson, the frontman of the Beach Boys. The other is Pawn Sacrifice, which is about chess legend Bobby Discher played by Tobey Maguire.
Other films that star big Hollywood veterans include Time Out of Mind, The Reach, and Black and White.