Stars for sale: A-lister movies still up for grabs after the Toronto Film Festival
Image Credit: Vito Amati/Getty ImagesDistributors have been on a shopping spree at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, snapping up titles like director Robert Redford’s The Conspirator (starring James McAvoy and Robin Wright), the Nicole Kidman drama Rabbit Hole, the Will Ferrell dramedy Everything Must Go, and the action comedy Super (featuring Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page). But now that the fest is over, a few big-name projects are still on the market. Here’s a look at some of the most notable:
Passion Play (Mickey Rourke, Bill Murray, Megan Fox)
This eccentric drama follows a jazz trumpeter (Rourke) who’s in trouble with a ruthless gangster (Murray) and in love with a winged sideshow act (Fox). (UPDATE: Image Entertainment acquired distribution rights to Passion, according to Deadline.)
Beginners (Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer)
An artist (McGregor) reflects on his life after his elderly father (Plummer) comes out of the closet. (UPDATE: Focus has picked up Beginners.)
Henry’s Crime (Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga, James Caan)
After spending time in jail for a crime he didn’t commit, an ex-con (Reeves) joins a theater troupe as part of an elaborate scheme to rob a bank.
What’s Wrong With Virginia? (Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris)
A mentally ill woman (Connelly) and a Mormon sheriff (Harris) embark an affair in this drama from writer-director Dustin Lance Black, who won an Oscar for his Milk screenplay in 2009.
Which one would you most like to see on the big screen?
More Toronto Film Festival coverage on EW.com:
‘Rabbit Hole’: Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart enter the Oscar race
James Franco and Danny Boyle’s ‘127 Hours’ gets gasps and a standing ovation in Toronto