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Toronto film festival unveils star-studded guest list

Published on Aug 20, 2014 3:43 AM
 
Cast member Robert Downey Jr poses at the premiere of Iron Man 3 in Hollywood, California in this April 24, 2013, file photo. Downey will be on hand at the Toronto film festival for the showing of David Dobkin's The Judge, which will be among the films screening on opening night. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

TORONTO (REUTERS) - The 39th Toronto International Film Festival will feature a host of Hollywood favorites when it opens next month, with actors including Robert Downey Jr and Al Pacino expected to attend.

Widely considered the kick-off to Oscar season, the festival will show 285 feature films, 143 of which will be world premieres. The festival unveiled its guest list and full programme on Tuesday.

Downey will be on hand for the showing of David Dobkin's The Judge, which will be among the films screening on opening night.

Downey plays a big-city lawyer who returns home when his estranged father, a small-town judge played by Robert Duvall, is accused of murder.

 
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