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iW NEWS | Woody Allen and Julie Taymor added to Toronto Fest

iW NEWS | Woody Allen and Julie Taymor added to Toronto Fest

Woody Allen‘s “Cassandra’s Dream” and Julie Taymor‘s “Across The Universe” are set for next month’s Toronto International Film Festival, running September 6 – 15, 2007 in Cananda. Taymor’s film is described by the festival as “the story of two star-crossed lovers [and] is set against the backdrop of the 1960s, amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock ‘n roll.” The musical, including such songs as “Hey Jude,” “I Am the Walrus,” and “All You Need is Love,” stars Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Bono, and Eddie Izzard. It is a Columbia Pictures film. Meanwhile Allen’s latest, again set in London, is descibed as a, “story about two brothers (Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell) who are desperate to better their troubled lives. One is a chronic gambler up to his ears in debt; the other is a young man in love with a beautiful actress (newcomer Hayley Atwell) whom he has just recently met.” The new film includes music from Phillip Glass and will be released in the U.S. by The Weinstein Company. [Eugene Hernandez]

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