While we wait for the elusive Midnight Madness line-up, we’ve scored a list of the first titles playing at this September’s 37thToronto International Film Festival. Films announced include titles in the Galas and Special Presentations programmes. The announced films include 17 Galas and 45 Special Presentations, including 38 world premieres.
The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 to 16, 2012.
Offical Synopsis: “Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence.”
Source – Bloody Disgusting
Source – ComingSoon.net
British rising star Sam Riley has joined the cast of Neil Jordan’s vampire flick “Byzantium”, according to Twitch Film. In May, Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan signed on to play a duo of bloodsucking vampires in the story that revolves around a mother vampire who turns her own daughter into a vampire and the two “form a lethal relationship”, often posing as sisters while immortalized in their youth and beauty. In August they were joined by Caleb Landry Jones, and with Riley now on board, the film will finally begin shooting in December.
It had been reported that Jones had the male lead of a teenager dying of leukemia who causes Ronan’s vampire to begin questioning her own immortality, but Riley could certainly logically be the other male lead, being closer in age to Arterton and a potential romantic foil for her. The film will finish production in February 2012 and should be ready for the fall festival circuit.