Four more flicks added to Toronto lineup

Jul 06, 2006 by Ian Evans

The 31st Toronto International Film Festival has added four world premieres to its lineup. The festival gets underway on September 7th.

Steven Zaillian’s All the King’s Men will get the gala treatment at Roy Thompson Hall. The film’s cast, led by Sean Penn, also features Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Patricia Clarkson, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins. All the King’s Men follows Penn as Willie Stark, a charismatic Southern politician whose idealism is marred by his own corruption, success and insatiable lust for power.

Actor Bob Balaban directs Bernard and Doris, a story based on the life of billionaire tobacco baroness Doris Duke and the scandal about her will. The film stars Susan Sarandon and Ralph Fiennes.

The festival also brings Michael Ian Black’s The Pleasure of Your Company. Black’s directorial debut takes family antics to their limits and stars Jason Biggs and Isla Fisher.

Finally, Copying Beethoven is the story of a young music student Anna (Diane Kruger) who gets a chance to work alongside a masterful yet belligerent Ludwig van Beethoven (Ed Harris).

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