The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival has added even more buzzy, star-studded projects to its lineup.
TIFF organizers announced on Tuesday that Kristen Stewart vehicle On the Road, Spike Lee‘s documentary about Michael Jackson titled Bad 25, and Brian De Palma‘s erotic thriller Passion (which stars Rachel McAdams, who also stars in Terrence Malick‘s newest film To The Wonder, also playing at the festival) will be screened at the festival.
In addition to three new galas for 2012, as well as Contemporary World Cinema, Future Projections and Wavelengths sections, it was also announced that early Oscar contender Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master and Lee Daniels‘ latest project The Paperboy (yes, that one with Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron) were now officially part of the special presentations lineup.
Also on the docket is Nick Cassavetes‘ drug drama Yellow starring Sienna Miller, romantic dramedy Love is All You Need with Pierce Brosnan, and the latest from James Franco (Spring Breakers), Colin Firth (Arthur Newman), and Tommy Lee Jones (The Emporer). Paul Andrew Williams‘ charmer Song for Marion, starring Terrence Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave, has been named the festival’s closing-night film.
This year’s festival lineup includes some of this year’s most anticipated films, among the lot includes Ben Affleck‘s Argo, Silver Linings Playbook with Jennifer Lawrence, and the festival’s kick-off, the action thriller Looper starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis.
The 2012 Toronto Film Festival kicks off on September 6 and runs through September 16. See the full list of films scheduled for TIFF here.
Follow Aly on Twitter @AlySemigran
[Photo Credit: Sundance Selects]