Home Movies Clooney, Pitt, Gosling, Hamm, Jane Fonda, U2 Toronto Film Fest Picks

Ryan Gosling, Glenn Close, Jon Hamm, Jane Fonda, and U2 are all coming to the 2011 Toronto Film Festival. And that’s not all: so are George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Hugh Laurie, and Catherine Keener. Gosling and Keener will be represented by two movies, in fact. Clooney directs “The Ides of March,” which also opens the Venice Film Festival and is said to be excellent and an Oscar contender. Pitt comes in Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball,” which also has strong buzz. Keener’s films are “Peace, Love and Understanding” — with Jane Fonda, and directed by Bruce Beresford, and “The Oranges” with Hugh Laurie, set in the Jersey suburbs. Gosling, of course, has “Drive,” which debuted in Cannes. He also stars in “Ides of March.” Jon Hamm stars in “Friends with Kids,” directed by his director girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt (“Kissing Jessica Stein”). Glenn Close could be an Oscar contender in “Albert Nobbs.” There’s also Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, and Anthony Hopkins in “360,” Madonna’s “W.E.,” and Michael Fassbender and Carrie Mulligan in “Shame.” To put it mildly, Toronto is going to be completely crazy. You wondered where all the movies have been this year? They’re going to be here. PS Also, many from Cannes including Lars von Trier‘s “Melancholia”– hopefully he won’t bring up his Nazi comments again.

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