Toronto's International Film Festival: The Biggest Stars

5:59 PM PST 07/26/2011 by THR staff
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Brad Pitt, left, and George Clooney

George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Madonna will all converge on the Canadian town this September.

Toronto's going to be one happening locale September 8 through the 18th, as the city's annual International Film Festival kicks off with some star-studded entries. 

The 36th annual fest's opening night will be no exception. From the Sky Down, Davis Guggenheim's documentary about Bono and his Irish rock group U2 will be kicking off the two-week-long film showcase. 

And, they're not the only musical legends making an appearance. Madonna will also be premiering her second directorial feature film, W. E. detailing the scandalous affair of Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII (starring Abbie Cornish). And Pearl Jam Twenty, Cameron Crowe's documentary celebrating the band's 20th anniversary will make it's debut September 10. 

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Permanent A-list resident George Clooney is going to be double dipping with two movies appearing during the festival: his political thriller The Ides of March (which he directed and also stars alongside Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood) and the family drama The Descendants

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Clooney pal Brad Pitt headlines Moneyball, the story of baseball manager Billy Beane which will get the festival's gala treatment, as well as Peace, Love & Misunderstanding starring Jane Fonda, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chase Crawford and Catherine Keener

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But, the marquee names don't stop there. Take This Watlz will showcase Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen, while the ensemble flick, Friends with Kids will bring Kristen Wiig, Megan Fox, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph and Edward Burns

See the more of the festival's movie lineup, released today, here. 

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