The Toronto International Film Festival today augmented its September line-up with a number of Special Presentations, many of them world premiering at Venice.

Among the titles are Andrew Dominik's The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, Todd Haynes' Bob Dylan picture I'm Not There and Paul Haggis' In The Valley Of Elah.

Assassination features Brad Pitt as the notorious 19th century US outlaw. Co-stars include Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker, Paul Schneider, Jeremy Renner, Zooey Deschanel and Sam Rockwell.

Haynes' I'm Not There is the much-anticipated film influenced by the iconic Dylan, a series of interwoven stories featuring diverse actors as embodiments of different Dylanesque characters. Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw and Marcus Carl Franklin. Also starring are Julianne Moore, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bruce Greenwood and Michelle Williams.

Writer-director Haggis is presenting In The Valley Of Elah, the story of a young soldier who goes missing upon returning home from Iraq. When his war veteran father (Tommy Lee Jones) and his mother (Susan Sarandon) begin questioning the circumstances surrounding their son's mysterious disappearance, they embark on a journey to piece together their son's final days, enlisting the help of a police detective (Charlize Theron) to aid in the investigation. Also starring Jason Patric, Josh Brolin and James Franco.

Written and directed by Sean Penn, Into The Wild tells the true story of Christopher McCandless (Emile Hirsch), a young man who abandoned his conventional life and move to Alaska to live in the wilderness. The film also features Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Catherine Keener and Vince Vaughn.

Margot At The Wedding, Noah Baumbach's follow-up to The Squid And The Whale stars Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Jason Leigh as dysfunctional sisters and an even more dysfunctional family. Jack Black co-stars.

Joe Wright's Atonement, based on the novel by Ian McEwan, stars Keira Knightley and James McAvoy in a story of a man accused of a crime he did not commit.

Battle In Seattle, directed and written by actor Stuart Townsend, looks at the anti-globalization demonstrations directed against the World Trade Organization in Seattle in 1999. The film stars Townsend alongside Andre Benjamin, Woody Harrelson, Joshua Jackson, Ray Liotta, Michelle Rodriguez, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron.

The Savages, by Tamara Jenkins, stars Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman as estranged siblings who must band together to care for their elderly father (Philip Bosco).