Streep! Hanks! Springsteen! Toronto film fest reveals list of expected guests


TORONTO — Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Bruce Springsteen are among the stars expected to walk the red carpet at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

The three are on a newly released list of confirmed talent for the 11-day movie marathon, which runs Sept. 5-15.

Streep will appear for Netflix’s “The Laundromat,” about journalists probing the so-called Panama Papers money laundering scandal.

Hanks is in the lineup with “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” in which he plays children’s television entertainer Fred Rogers.

And Springsteen will attend the world premiere of his performance documentary “Western Stars.”

Other A-listers expected to attend include “Joker” star Joaquin Phoenix; Daniel Craig for the murder mystery “Knives Out”; Matt Damon and Christian Bale with the racing biopic “Ford v Ferrari”; Nicole Kidman for the art forgery drama “The Goldfinch”; and Natalie Portman with the space story “Lucy in the Sky.”

Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu will be at the fest with the stripper story “Hustlers,” and Renee Zellweger will be there representing “Judy,” in which she plays singer and actress Judy Garland. Co-stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver will walk the carpet for “Marriage Story.”

Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx will appear for the biopic “Just Mercy,” about renowned civil rights defence lawyer Bryan Stevenson, while Eddie Murphy will attend for  “Dolemite Is My Name,” in which he plays comedian Rudy Ray Moore.

Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart will be at the fest promoting the historical drama “Seberg,” in which she plays real-life actress Jean Seberg, and Lucas Hedges and Sterling K. Brown will appear with the romantic drama “Waves.”

Canadian stars on the list include Christopher Plummer, Donald Sutherland, Ellen Page, Atom Egoyan, Neve Campbell, and David Foster.


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