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Toronto International Film Festival Reveals Four World Debuts for September Event

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire July 6, 2006 at 10:49AM

The 31st Toronto International Film Festival has released more details of its event taking place September 7 - 16, with three world premieres from the United States on tap. The world premiere of Steven Zaillian's "All the King's Men," starring Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Patricia Clarkson, Mark Ruffalo and Sir Anthony Hopkins. The film, which will be presented as a gala is the story of Willie Stark (Penn), a charismatic Southern politician whose idealism is marred by his own corruption, success and insatiable lust for power. Also joining this year's line up is Bob Balaban's "Bernard and Boris," which is based on the life story of billionaire tobacco baroness Doris Duke. "The Pleasure of Your Company" by Michael Ian Black, meanwhile, stars Jason Biggs as Anderson, who loses the woman of his dreams, only to spontaneoulsy propose to a waitress. Both "Bernard" and "Pleasure" will screen in TIFF's special presentation sections and are world debuts. Finally, also marking its world premiere is Agnieszka Holland's UK/Hungary production, "Copying Beethoven," slated for the fest's contemporary world cinema section. Young music student Anna (Diane Kruger) relentlessly aims to prove her own talent as a composer when she is offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to work alongside the masterful yet belligerent Ludwig van Beethoven (Ed Harris) and help publish his latest score, his exquisite Ninth Symphony. [Brian Brooks]
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The 31st Toronto International Film Festival has released more details of its event taking place September 7 - 16, with three world premieres from the United States on tap. The world premiere of Steven Zaillian's "All the King's Men," starring Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Patricia Clarkson, Mark Ruffalo and Sir Anthony Hopkins. The film, which will be presented as a gala is the story of Willie Stark (Penn), a charismatic Southern politician whose idealism is marred by his own corruption, success and insatiable lust for power. Also joining this year's line up is Bob Balaban's "Bernard and Boris," which is based on the life story of billionaire tobacco baroness Doris Duke. "The Pleasure of Your Company" by Michael Ian Black, meanwhile, stars Jason Biggs as Anderson, who loses the woman of his dreams, only to spontaneoulsy propose to a waitress. Both "Bernard" and "Pleasure" will screen in TIFF's special presentation sections and are world debuts. Finally, also marking its world premiere is Agnieszka Holland's UK/Hungary production, "Copying Beethoven," slated for the fest's contemporary world cinema section. Young music student Anna (Diane Kruger) relentlessly aims to prove her own talent as a composer when she is offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to work alongside the masterful yet belligerent Ludwig van Beethoven (Ed Harris) and help publish his latest score, his exquisite Ninth Symphony. [Brian Brooks]