Joe Wright's Pride& Prejudice andCurtis Hanson's comedy-drama In Her Shoes will receive world premieres as gala presentations at theToronto International Film festival (TIFF), while and John Madden'slong-awaited stage adaptation Proof will receive its North American premiere as a gala after aworld premiere in Venice.
Pride &Prejudice stars KeiraKnightley as a redoutable free spirit in Jane Austen's tale of the lives andloves of five sisters in Georgian England. Donald Sutherland, Brenda Blethyn,Matthew Macfadyen and Rosamund Pike also star.
Deborah Moggach adapted the screenplay and Focus Featuresplans to release the picture in the US on Sept 23. Universal Films Canada ishandling north of the border.
In Her Shoes stars Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette astwo very different sisters whose only commonality is their shoe size. After amassive falling-out, the discovery of a long-lost grandmother brings thesiblings together again.
Susannah Grantadapted the screenplay from Jennifer Weiner's best-selling novel. TwentiethCentury Fox has worldwide rights.
In Proof, Gwyneth Paltrow reprises her stage rolein David Auburn's play as the daughter of a brilliant but unstablemathematician whose musings on her own sanity are compounded by the arrival ofan overbearing sister and one of her father's former students.
The picturereunites Paltrow with her Shakespeare In Love director John Madden, and also starsAnthony Hopkins, Hope Davis and Jake Gyllenhaal.
AllianceAtlantis Motion Picture Distribution will release the Miramax production inCanada. Miramax is scheduled to release in the US on Sept 16.
The 30th TorontoInternational Film Festival is scheduled to run from Sept 8-17.