Jean-Marc Valleé’s ‘Demolition’ could open this year’s Toronto Film Festival

banner-demolition-demolition_filmIt might seem a bit early to consider which titles might play at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, but many of us forget that these things need to be planned out well in advance. As such, it’s not surprising that a report has a list of the films in play to open the fest this year.

The most high profile movie in contention for the honor is Jean-Marc Valleé’s Demolition, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts. It’s not the only one though, as Canadian flick Hyena Road is perhaps the actual frontrunner. Other possibilities are Atom Egoyan‘s Remember, Thomas McCarthy‘s Spotlight (an image of which can be seen below), and Jay Roach‘s biopic Trumbo. There are other films in play and it’s possible that something else entirely winds up with this particular distinction, but it’s probably a safe bet that most of these movies wind up at TIFF in one form or another. Of the group, Demolition appears like the biggest awards contender, but there’s no way to know at all right now. Stay tuned for more on the potential Toronto slate, even if the lineup won’t be revealed for a few months now. This is just a small whetting of the appetite, if you will.


Thoughts? Discuss in the comments!