TIFF 2015 to open with Jake Gyllenhaal in Jean-Marc Vallée's Demolition
Quebec director's latest film garners opening slot at Toronto festival
Quebec director's Jean-Marc Vallée's collaboration with Jake Gyllenhaal, an outer space thriller starring Matt Damon and a gangster film topped by Johnny Depp are among the films heading to the Toronto International Film Festival this September.
Organizers announced a slate of gala and special presentations this morning stacked with buzzy titles and big-name directors.
Gyllenhaal stars in Demolition, Vallée's first movie since the Oscar-nominated Wild. The film will open the festival.
Damon stars in Ridley Scott's The Martian, about an astronaut stranded on the red planet while Depp helms Scott Cooper's Black Mass, about mobster Whitey Bulger.
Atom Egoyan's Remember, featuring Canadian Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau, is also on the list.
In addition to Remember, other Canadian titles include Deepa Mehta's Beeba Boys, Paul Gross's war saga Hyena Road and Lenny Abrahamson's Room — a Canada/Ireland co-production based on Emma Donoghue's bestselling 2010 novel of the same name.