Will Ferrell's new dramedy heading to Toronto


TORONTO -- On the heels of his buddy cop comedy "The Other Guys," Will Ferrell's "Everything Must Go" from Temple Hill Entertainment is to debut at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

Dan Rush's low budget dramedy, based on a Raymond Carver short story, sees Ferrell play a recovering alcoholic who falls off the wagon, is tossed from both his job and home, and must survive on his front lawn by selling his belongings in a yard sale.

Toronto has also set aside a berth for Brad Anderson's apocalyptic thriller "The Vanishing on 7th Street,"  starring Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton and John Leguizamo and written by Anthony Jaswinski.

Anderson's indie pic and Ferrell's "Everything Must Go" were pre-sale projects at AFM for IM Global.

And Toronto has booked Guy Moshe's action noir movie "Bunraku," starring Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson and mixing live action and animation, along with "Insidious," directed by "Saw creator James Wan from a script by Leigh Whannell.

The festival will unveil its Canadian film lineup on Tuesday.

The Toronto International Film Festival is set to run from Sept. 9 to 19.
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