Programmers at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) have boosted the line-up with gala presentations of Jonathan Demme's Rachel Getting Married and Richard Eyre's The Other Man.

Rachel Getting Married gets its North American premiere and stars Anne Hathaway as a sharp-witted drama queen who returns to the family homestead for her sister's wedding. Rosemarie DeWitt also stars. Sony Pictures Classics holds US rights and Mongrel Media will distribute in Canada.

The Other Man directed by Richard Eyre is a world premiere screening and stars Liam Neeson as a man who obsesses over the possibility that his wife might be having an affair. Laura Linney, Antonio Banderas and Romola Garai round out the core cast.

Among the three new special presentations are the world premiere of Ed Harris' Western homage Appaloosa, which stars Viggo Mortensen, Renee Zellweger and Jeremy Irons.

The other two special screenings will present the North American premieres of Anne Fontaine's French comedy La Fille De Monaco with Fabrice Luchini, Louise Bourgoin and Roschdy Zem and Philippe Claudel's family drama I've Loved You So Long (Il y a Longtemps Que Je T'aime) that launched at the Berlinale and stars Kristin Scott Thomas and Elsa Zylberstein.

The festival is scheduled to run from September 4-13.