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TIFF 2015 to open with Jake Gyllenhaal in Jean-Marc Vallée's Demolition

Quebec director Jean-Marc Vallee's film Demolition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal will open TIFF 2015. An outer space thriller starring Matt Damon and a gangster film topped by Johnny Depp are among the other buzz worthy films heading to the Toronto International Film Festival this September.

Quebec director's latest film garners opening slot at Toronto festival

Jake Gyllenhaal attends an official Academy screening of Southpaw on July 21, 2015 in New York City. Gyllenhaal stars in the Jean-Marc Vallée's Demolition which will open the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. (Robin Marchant/Getty/Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

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.

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