THR's Must-Reads of the Week: Ron Howard's 'Rush,' Toronto Film Festival, 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

From left: Ron Howard, Daniel Bruhl and Chris Hemsworth
From left: Ron Howard, Daniel Bruhl and Chris Hemsworth
 Lorenzo Agius

Between industry dinners, premiere parties and countless meetings, here's what you may have missed this week in entertainment news.

Cover Story: In this week's issue of The Hollywood Reporter, senior film writer Pamela McClintock reveals Ron Howard's drive to direct his upcoming film Rush, which stars Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl.

Toronto Film Festival: The annual event, which kicked off on Sept. 5, features 21 hot titles for sale from Jason Bateman's Bad Words to Gia Coppola's Palo Alto. Meanwhile, THR film reporter Tatiana Siegel explores how a film is sold when it features a dead star such as James Gandolfini in Enough Said and Cory Monteith in McCanick. Complete coverage on the festival can be found here.

The Fifth Estate Producer: Steve Golin, Anonymous Content founder and CEO, tells THR about how he was able to get the $30 million DreamWorks pic The Fifth Estate off the ground, and how Anne Hathaway let him down.

Fifty Shades Casting: Find out who passed on the roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey as Universal Pictures announced its Fifty Shades of Grey stars, Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam.

Film Review: THR film critic Justin Lowe says of Riddick, "As the substantial lore surrounding Riddick aspires to achieve mythic proportions, expectations also escalate, challenging successive releases to augment the gritty antihero’s legendary status."

News in Review:

STORY: Charlie Hunnam to Play Christian Grey in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

STORY: Dakota Johnson Nabs 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Role

STORY: 'Fifty Shades of Grey': 5 Things to Know About Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson

TV in Review:

STORY: Jeff Daniels: 'The Newsroom' Returning for Season 3

VIDEO: 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 10 Teaser: Death and Six More Things to Know

STORY: 'Dancing With the Stars': Leah Remini, Valerie Harper, Jack Osbourne Among Confirmed Cast

Film in Review:

STORY: Tom Hiddleston to Star in Guillermo del Toro's 'Crimson Peak'

STORY: 'Thor' Sequel Director in Talks for 'Terminator' Reboot

EXCLUSIVE: Toronto: Dwayne Johnson, McG to Tackle 'The Fall Guy'

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