Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Toronto Film Fest Scores Another Coup with Spielberg’s “Fabelmans” in World Premiere


The Toronto Film Festival is planning a huge number of great world premieres.

Their newest announcement is Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans.” This is a BIG get for TIFF. This is also Spielberg’s first ever appearance at TIFF.

Inspired by his childhood, Spielberg’s movie stars Michelle Williams, Paul Dano Seth Rogen, Gabriel LaBelle, the great Jeannie Berlin, Julia Butters, Keeley Karsten, and Judd Hirsch, with appearances by David Lynch and Robin Bartlett.

The screenplay for the Universal release is by Spielberg collaborator, award winning screenwriter and playwright Tony Kushner. Universal will release “The Fabelmans” November 23rd for Oscar consideration.

TIFF’s other exciting world premieres include Viola Davis in “The Woman King” and Harry Styles in “My Policeman.” There’s also Sanaa Lathan’s directorial feature film debut, “On the Come Up” and Nicholas Stoller’s “Bros.” TIFF is kicking ass with these announcements as we wait for their full schedule. Cameron Bailey is on fire!

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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