New films from Taylor Hackford, JohnSayles, Dylan Kidd will make their world premieres at the Toronto InternationalFilm Festival (Sept 9-18). The festival unveiled a number of titles across thespectrum of its selection, including two world premieres from South Africa, thefocus of this year's national spotlight programme
Hackford's Ray, a biopic of recently-departed blues legend Ray Charles,features Jamie Foxx in the lead role with a script by James L. White.
Sayles,a long-time festival favourite, returns with Silver City, a story of unseemlypolitics and murder featuring Chris Cooper, Richard Dreyfuss and Danny Huston.
P.S.,Kidd's second film after his impressive debut,
The two South African titles making worldpremieres are Tom Hooper's Red Dust, aUK/SA co-production set against the backdrop of South Africa's Truth andReconciliation Commission, starring Hilary Swank and Dirty Pretty Things' Chiwetel Ejiofor; and Terry George's
Other films making North American premieresare Zhang Yimou's House Of FlyingDaggers, starring Zhang Ziyi and Takeshi Kaneshiro; Roger Michell's
Also screening is Jonathan Caouette'sastonishing debut Tarnation, whichpremiered at Sundance and screened in the Quinzaine.