Toronto puts "Lymelife" in Discovery lineup

Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:50am EDT
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TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - The Toronto International Film Festival stepped into the "Lymelife" on Thursday, scheduling a world premiere for the Derick Martini feature in its Discovery sidebar.

The independent comedy-drama, executive produced by Martin Scorsese and starring Alec Baldwin and Emma Roberts, portrays life in late 1970s Long Island through the eyes of a 15-year-old (Rory Culkin).

Other world premieres booked for the Discovery section include Brian Goodman's "What Doesn't Kill You," an autobiographical crime drama starring Ethan Hawke and Mark Ruffalo; Tatia Rosenthal's stop-motion animated film "$9.99"; Matt Aselton's "Gigantic," starring Paul Dano and John Goodman; Nik Fackler's Christmas romance "Lovely, Still," toplined by Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn; and Cyrus Nowrasteh's "The Stoning of Soraya M," which stars Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo.

Also Toronto bound are Maria Govan's "Rain," Norwegian filmmaker Eva Sorhaug's "Cold Lunch," Hajime Kadoi's "Vacation" and British director Duane Hopkins' "Better Things."

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>