The Toronto International Film Festival has continued to assert its ranking as the top film festival in North America this week with screenings of the most buzzed-about films on the circuit, and premieres of films likely to be contenders come Oscar time.
While Brad Pitt’s “Moneyball” seems to be a winner with fans, and George Clooney’s “The Descendants” looks likely to have the debonair actor back in the nomination lists, there is no shortage of big name talent traversing Toronto’s downtown hub. With thanks to Henry Eshelman and team, here are some great shots of Clive Owen (“Children of Men”), Jason Statham (“Transporter”) and “Chuck’s” Yvonne Strahovski at TIFF with “Killer Elite” (which also stars Robert DeNiro); Ethan Hawke (“Before Sunrise,” “Gattaca”), Dave Matthews and Meg Tilly (“The Big Chill”) at TIFF for “The Woman in the Fifth;” and Selma Blair (“Hellboy”) and Scarlett Johannson’s rumored love interest Justin Bartha (“The Hangover”) promoting Todd Solondz’s “Dark Horse.”
All photos by, and copyright of, Oscar Mach (Photagonist.ca)
The 3D “re-imagining” of 1985′s cult camp horror film “Fright Night” hits theaters this weekend with Colin Farrell as a blood-sucking vampire and a cast that includes Christopher Mintz-Plasse (“Superbad,” “Kick-Ass”), Anton Yelchin (“Like Crazy,” “Star Trek”) and Dave Franco (“Scrubs,” “Privileged”).
Hosting a screening of the film for hardcore fans at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas, cameras caught up with the trio outside the theater for a quick chat.
P.S. As an FYI, the film also stars Toni Collette (“Muriel’s Wedding,” “The United States of Tara”), “Doctor Who’s” David Tennant, singer Lisa Loeb, Imogen Poots (“28 Weeks Later”) and Sofia Vergara’s younger cousin Sandra.
Check out the quick clip of Imogen Poots below chatting from this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego about her character in the film and about working with Anton Yelchin.
In case you missed it out of Comic-Con, here’s Colin Farrell breaking down “Fright Night” which opens in theaters next weekend.
Although he has been working consistently on independent fare, Farrell seems to be stepping back into the spotlight, mixing things up with smaller, stranger roles in “Horrible Bosses” while maintaining a foot in the door of larger commercial fare such as 2012′s “Total Recall” with Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston and Kate Beckinsale.
Also slated for 2012 is “Seven Psychopaths,” in which Farrell stars alongside Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken and Mickey Rourke.
Farrell jokes about Arnold Schwarzenegger in chatting about the new re-imagining of “Total Recall” by director Len Wiseman. Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale tackle the fan-boy topic of what would happen if the two had to fight each other.
“Total Recall” is currently slated for release in August 2012 (22 years after the Ah-nuld version was released), and is based on the Philip K. Dick short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale.” Ethan Hawke, John Cho, Bill Nighy and Bryan Cranston also co-star in the action thriller.
See how animated Farrell gets in his discussion about the film in the video from Sony Pictures at Comic-Con below: