Toronto film festival finds its "Destiny"

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By Etan Vlessing

TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled a slew of world premieres Wednesday, including its closing-night selection, Charles Martin Smith's action-comedy "Stone of Destiny."

Among the newly announced premieres are Rian Johnson's "The Brothers Bloom," which stars Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo; Stephen Elliot's U.S.-British co-production "Easy Virtue," starring Colin Firth, Jessica Biel and Kristin Scott Thomas; and Michael Winterbottom's "Genova," toplined by Firth and Hope Davis.

Other world bows headed for Toronto include Richard Linklater's "Me and Orson Welles," French helmer Francois Dupeyron's "Aide-toi et le ciel t'aidera" and Rithy Panh's "Un Barrage center le pacifique."

Additional high-profile entries are Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire," John Crowley's Michael Caine-starring "Is There Anybody There?," Bruno Barreto's Brazilian entry "Last Stop 174," Stephen Belber's romantic comedy "Management," German director Max Farberbock's "A Woman in Berlin" and Kevin Smith's "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," which stars Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks.

Martin Smith's "Destiny," which stars Robert Carlyle, closes the festival September 13.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

 
<p>U.S. director Charles Martin Smith answers a question at the press conference for 'The Snow Walker,' at the 28th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, September 11, 2003. REUTERS/Mike Cassese</p>