Jane Campion's In The Cut will makes its world premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival along with North American premieres of Michael Winterbottom's Code 46 and Ridley Scott's Matchstick Men. The latter two films are premiering at Venice. Toronto will present all three films at Gala screenings.
In The Cut , written and directed by Campion based on the best-selling novel by Susanna Moore, stars Meg Ryan as a New York academic who gets caught up in a murder investigation and a relationship with the case's lead detective, played by Mark Ruffalo. The film co-stars Jennifer Jason Leigh and Kevin Bacon and is produced by Laurie Parker and Nicole Kidman through Pathe International. Screen Gems has the film for North America.
Also a literary adaptation, Matchstick Men stars Nicolas Cage as a small-time con artist whose life is turned upside down by the unexpected arrival of his teenage daughter. Sam Rockwell, Alison Lohman, and Bruce McGill co-star in the ImageMovers/Scott Free production. Warner Bros. has it worldwide.
Winterbottom's Code 46 features Tim Robbins and Samantha Morton in a love story set in a near-future dystopia. Produced by Revolution Films with the UK Film Council and BBC Films, the film is being sold internationally by UK-based The Works and distributed in territories including North America by United Artists.