Jason Reitman’s frequent flyer comedy Up In The Air, starring George Clooney, will make its world premiere as a special presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival, it was announced today (July 30).
The title sees Clooney plays a jet-setting down-sizing expert on the cusp of accumulating his 10 millionth air mile.
TIFF unveiled a number of exclusive screenings including three world premiere gala titles: Micmacs, another fantastical comedy from Amélie and Delicatessen director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and two from India: Ashutosh Gowariker’s What’s Your Raashee?, a romantic comedy starring Harman Baweja and Priyanka Chopra, and Dil Bole Hadippa from Anurag Singh, a comedy about a cricket-mad young woman who must cross-dress to pursue her passion.
A second special presentation world premiere is Icelandic filmmaker’s Dagur Kari’s The Good Heart, starring Paul Dano and Brian Cox, the story of a man who has had five heart attacks and meets his sixth in the form of a drunken stewardess.
North American premieres include a gala screening of Tom Hooper’s footballing saga The Damned United, which opened in the UK in March, and special presentations of Joe Dante’s 3D thriller The Hole, about a portal to the past and future that opens in the basement of a suburban home, and Soul Kitchen, from German filmmaker Fatih Akin, the director of Head-on and The Edge Of Heaven.