Magazine article Variety

Toronto Titles Making Headlines with the Buyers

Magazine article Variety

Toronto Titles Making Headlines with the Buyers

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TORONTO FESTIVAL SELECTION / WORLD PREMIERE

Born to Dance

DIRECTOR: Tammy Davis

PRODUCERS: Jill MacNab, Leanne Saunders, Daniel Story

CAST: Tai Maipi, Stan Walker

SYNOPSIS: Set in New Zealand where a Maori teen faces societal and other pressures when leading his hiphop dance team to the championships.

SALES: CMG (international)

Colonia

DIRECTOR: Florian Gallenberger

producers: Benjamin Herrmann, Nicolas Steil

cast: Emma Watson, Daniel Bruehl

SYNOPSIS: A young woman's search for her kidnapped boyfriend draws her into an infamous sect.

SALES: Beta Cinema (international); UTA (U.S.)

February

DIRECTOR: Osgood Perkins

PRODUCERS: Rob Paris, Adrienne Biddle. Bryan Bertino, Robert Menzies, Alphonse Ghossein

CAST: Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka

SYNOPSIS: Unseen forces possess girls at prep school.

SALES: Highland Film Group (international); CAA/UTA (U.S.)

The Idol

DIRECTOR: Hany Abu-Assad

PRODUCERS: Ali Jaafar, Amira Diab

CAST:QaisAtallah, Hiba Atallah, Ahmad Qassim, Abdelkarim Abu Baraka. Tawfeek Barhom, Ashraf Barhoum, Ali Suliman, Nadine Labaki

SYNOPSIS: Based on the true story of Mohammad Assaf, winner of "Arab Idol."

SALES: Seville Inti.

In the Room

DIRECTOR: Eric Khoo

PRODUCER: Nansun Shi

CAST: Choi Woo Shik, Kim Kkobbi, Koh Boon Pin, Daniel Jenkins. Show Nishino

SYNOPSIS: Drama draws together several narratives spanning several decades, all taking place in the same room of a Singaporean hotel.

SALES: Distribution Workshop

London Fields

DIRECTOR: Matthew Cullen

PRODUCERS: Chris Hanley, Jordan Gertner, Geyer Kosinski

CAST: Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton, Jim Sturgess, Theo James

SYNOPSIS: Based on the Martin Amis novel

SALES: IM Global (international); CAA (U. …

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