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Amy Adams, David Cronenberg Honors at TIFF, Also First 5 Films Announced Including Elton John Doc (UPDATED)



TIFF has announced the first five films on their roster:

R.J. Cutler and David Furnish’s Disney+ doc Elton John: Never Too Late

Woo Min-ho’s Harbin Mike Flanagan’s Stephen King adaptation The Life of Chuck

Marielle Heller’s Amy Adams-led dark comedy Nightbitch

Netflix’s Indigenous coming-of-age basketball film Rez Ball from Sydney Freeland

DreamWorks Animation’s The Wild Robot

Oscar nominated actress Amy Adams and legendary director David Cronenberg are the first two named honorees at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.

Sandra Oh will preside as honorary chair at the TIFF Tribute Awards.

Amy is featured this year at TIFF in a new film by Marielle Heller called “Nightbitch.” She is the first of two actors to be named for the Tribute Award. One more announcement is coming.

Cronenberg is getting the Norman Jewison Award for great Canadian filmmakers.

TIFF begins September 5th.

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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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