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Elton John, Amy Adams films among first titles announced for TIFF 2024

A documentary about Elton John and an Amy Adams-led horror comedy about a stay-at-home mom whose life turns surreal will have their world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Documentary Elton John: Never Too Late, horror comedy Nightbitch to premiere at Toronto film festival

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A documentary about Elton John and an Amy Adams-led horror comedy about a stay-at-home mom whose life turns surreal will have their world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Elton John: Never Too Late promises to "pull the back the curtain" on the superstar's life and is co-directed by R.J Cutler and Toronto's David Furnish, John's husband.

Marielle Heller's Nightbitch joins a lineup including South Korean spy film Harbin, directed by Woo Min-ho, and the animated sci-fi adventure The Wild Robot, directed by Chris Saunders and featuring the voice of Lupita Nyong'o as a shipwrecked robot.

The festival also plans to toast Toronto filmmaker David Cronenberg with the Norman Jewison Career Achievement Award, and Adams with a performer's prize, at the Tribute Awards on Sept. 8. Ottawa's Sandra Oh has been named the gala's honorary chair.

Also bound for TIFF is Mike Flanagan's sci-fi drama The Life of Chuck, starring Tom Hiddleston and based on the 2020 Stephen King short story, and the coming-of-age film Rez Ball, directed by Sydney Freeland and produced by LeBron James, about an Indigenous basketball team.

TIFF's 49th edition is set for Sept. 5 to 15.

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