Magazine article Screen International

Toronto Trailers: Gala Screenings

Magazine article Screen International

Toronto Trailers: Gala Screenings

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After the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20) revealed its line-up today, Screen picks out five of the films being presented in Gala screenings that have already released trailers.

THE PROGRAM

World premiere

Dir. Stephen Frears

Cast: Ben Foster, Chris O' Dowd, Lee Pace, Dustin Hoffman, Elaine Cassidy

This biopic of cyclist Lance Armstrong follows journalist David Walsh's pursuit of evidence of performance-enhancing drug use and corruption in the sport.

THE MARTIAN

World premiere

Dir. Ridley Scott

Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Krsiten Wiig, Kate Mara

An adaption of Andy Weir's novel of the same name, this Ridley Scott-directed Sci Fi tells the story of an astronaut stranded on Mars, presumed dead by his crew, and his attempts to stay alive.

FREEHELD

World premiere

Dir. Peter Sollett

Cast: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Steve Carell

After a New Jersey policy leuitenant is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she must instigate a legal battle to secure pension rights for her domestic partner after she is initially denied them for not being in a traditional marriage.

LEGEND

Dir. Brian Helgeland

Cast: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Christopher Eccleston, David Thewlis

Tom Hardy plays identical twin brothers Ronnie and Reggie Kray, who ruled London's organised crime scene in the 1960s. …

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