Think film festivals are all about obscure indie dramas and oddball directors trying to stir up controversy? Think again.
The lineup for this year's Toronto Film Festival is out and it's a veritable who's who of big-name, Hollywood star power. With summer beginning to wind down, it's time to start looking forward to fall, and from the looks of it, 2011 is not going to disappoint.
Take a peek:
So who should we be ready to feast our eyes on?
First up, hope you like your George Clooney (who doesn't?), because he's starring in two films: The Ides of March, a drama that peeks behind the curtain of big-time politics costarring Ryan Gosling, and The Descendants, the story of a husband and father who must grapple with difficult life questions after his wife is involved in a boating accident. Looks like the guy really is gunning for that Best Actor Oscar.
Not to be left out is George's close pal, Brad Pitt, headlining in Moneyball with Jonah Hill, the real-life story of Billy Beane, who transformed the Oakland A's baseball team into winners on a shoe-string budget. Think Friday Night Lights in the world of the big leagues...with Brad as Coach!
And while she may not be appearing in front of the camera, Madonna is showing off her directing chops with W.E., a film about a young woman (Abby Cornish) who finds the courage to escape her own loveless relationship by drawing inspiration from Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII's headline-grabbing romance.
Also making appearances are X-Men's Michael Fassbender, Michelle Williams, Blake Lively, Keira Knightley and Jude Law, just to name a few. If you're done with the summer blockbusters and are anxious to see your favorite A-listers doing what they do best up on the big screen, look no further.
Tell us! Are you ready for a fall full of the hottest names in Hollywood?