Elton John
Elton John (depositphotos)

The Toronto International Film Festival returns from September 5–15, 2024 and revealed six highly-anticipated titles from the Gala program, and Special Presentation program from internationally acclaimed filmmakers making their World Premieres at the 49th edition of the world’s leading public film festival.

Films feature beloved A-list talent: the legendary Elton John pulls back the curtain on his life for the first time in Elton John: Never Too Late; fans of South Korean cinema and series will recognize Hyun Bin, Lee Dong-wook, Park Jeong-min, and Jeon Yeo-been all starring in Harbin; Tom Hiddleston plays the title character in The Life of Chuck, based on the 2020 Stephen King short story of the same name; the dark comedy Nightbitch features Amy Adams as a stay-at-home-mom whose domestic life takes a surreal turn; Rez Ball is a coming-of-age film about Indigenous basketball produced by LeBron James; and The Wild Robot is an animated film featuring an acclaimed ensemble cast led by Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o as Roz, a robot shipwrecked on an island that must adapt to its new surroundings.

“We know the TIFF audience has been eagerly anticipating what films will be coming to Toronto this September, and today’s announcement is a snapshot of what’s to come this year: a wonderfully wide range of titles that span genres and generations, with discoveries for everyone,” said Anita Lee, Chief Programming Officer, TIFF. “TIFF is renowned for finding and showcasing works from both emerging and established filmmakers from all around the world, and for creating an unmatched groundswell of excitement, often paving the way for awards season, thanks to the hundreds of thousands of industry delegates and public filmgoers that attend each year. As we approach our 50th Festival, we are proud to evolve and expand our offerings to meet the needs of the industry and our audiences while always remaining true to what TIFF stands for — transforming the way people see the world through film.”

Film details (in alphabetical order):

Elton John: Never Too Late | R.J. Cutler, David Furnish | USA
World Premiere | Gala

Harbin | Woo Min-ho | South Korea
World Premiere | Gala

The Life of Chuck | Mike Flanagan | USA
World Premiere | Special Presentation
Sales Title – Rights Available (WME)

Nightbitch | Marielle Heller | USA
World Premiere | Special Presentation
Searchlight Pictures

Rez Ball | Sydney Freeland | USA
World Premiere | Special Presentation

The Wild Robot | Chris Sanders | USA
World Premiere | Gala
DreamWorks Animation

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