The worldpremiere of Richard Curtis' romantic comedy Love Actually and North American premieres ofAlejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's 21 Grams, Jim Jarmusch's Coffee AndCigarettes and PhilipSaville's The Gospel Of John will screen as special presentations at the Toronto FilmFestival.
Also included isLost In Translation,Sofia Coppola's follow-up to the acclaimed The Virgin Suicides. The festival runs from Sept 4-13.
Curtis' romantic comedy Love Actually will be presented as a work in progress and is thefirst directorial outing for the screenwriter of Notting Hill and Four Weddings And A Funeral.
Fusing 10 lovestories mostly set in London, the film features an all-star ensemble includingHugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman and LauraLinney. Duncan Kenworthy and Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellnerproduced.
The drama 21Grams is the follow-upto Inarritu's acclaimed Amores Perros and features a red-hot cast of NaomiWatts, Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro as damaged strangers drawn together aftera freak accident. The film is due to have its world premiere in Venice laterthis month.
Jarmusch'sCoffee And Cigarettesis the feature film installment in a series of shorts begun in 1986.
Cate Blanchett, Roberto Benigni, Steve Buscemi, Tom Waitsand Iggy Pop play characters who reflect on mundane details of life in a seriesof 11 vignettes.
Saville's GospelOf John is a three-hourcontemporary version of the Biblical story narrated by Christopher Plummer andstarring Henry Ian Cusick as Jesus. Saville filmed the 1997 comedy-drama Metroland in 1987.
Lost InTranslation, SofiaCoppola's second film after The Virgin Suicides, stars Bill Murray and ScarlettJohansson as an actor and photographer's wife respectively who befriendeach other during a magical night-time encounter in Tokyo.