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Witherspoon, Cumberbatch among stars to grace TIFF 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon, Denzel Washington and Keira Knightley are some of the Hollywood heavyweights who will be attending the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September.

TIFF officials made the announcement on Tuesday morning.

Three-hundred films from 79 countries will be screened at the 39th annual festival, which runs from Sept. 4-14.

Some of actresses who will grace the 11-day film bash include: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Winslet, Kristen Wiig, Jane Fonda, Tina Fey, Octavia Spencer, Julianne Moore, and Greta Gerwig.

The actors include: Al Pacino, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Douglas, John Travolta, Mark Ruffalo, Jason Bateman, Steve Carell, Bill Murray, Channing Tatum, Christopher Plummer, Chris Rock, Morgan Freeman, and Adam Sandler.


Click here to TIFF’s Pinterest collage of the directors and actors who will be attending TIFF this year.

Downey stars in The Judge, which is the opening night movie, while Pacino has two films premiering at TIFF, including Manglehorn. Witherspoon has two films — The Good Lie and Wild — that will debut at TIFF, both from Quebec directors.

Some of the TIFF galas include:

  • Black and White, starring Kevin Costner and Spencer
  • The Equalizer, starring Washington and Melissa Leo
  • Foxcatcher, starring Anthony Michael Hall, Tatum, and Sienna Miller
  • Haemoo, starring Kim Yoon-seok and Park Yoo-chun
  • The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall and Vera Farmiga

Click here for a list of the gala presentations.

Click here a list of all the films being shown at TIFF.

Click here for a schedule of the film screenings.

TIFF will also showcase its Mavericks Programme featuring “conversations with leaders and legends in the film world” with Witherspoon, Washington, Robert Duvall, Richard Gere, Binoche, Jon Stewart, and others.

Below are some facts and statistics on this year’s TIFF:

TIFF 2014 fact sheet