French powerhouse’s slate includes Zac Efron, Ralph Fiennes and Tom Hardy projects.
StudioCanal’s Toronto line-up is headlined by coming-of-age drama We Are Your Friends, starring Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski and Wes Bentley.
Writer-director Max Joseph’s drama, produced by Working Title and fully financed by StudioCanal, follows an aspiring 23 year-old DJ trying to make it in the LA electro scene when he falls in love with his friend and mentor’s much younger girlfriend.
Luca Guadagnino’s untiltled Pantelleria project with Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton and Matthias Schoenaerts, and Kray Twins drama Legend with Tom Hardy are also likely to be in-demand on the slate of the French powerhouse.
Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson is the latest talent attachment to the former.
James Watkins’ action-thriller Bastille Day, starring Idris Elba and Adele Exarchopoulos is currently in pre-production, as is Tobias Lindholm drama A War.
Titles in post-production include much-buzzed about Macbeth and Stephen Frears’ as yet untitled Lance Armstrong thriller while the outfit’s French language offering includes upcoming family-comedy Lou! and Elle L’Adore from the producers of Tell No One.
Susanne Bier’s long-awaited Serena, with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, has yet to land at a festival but has been slated for UK release on October 24.