Allen, Taymor pics to walk Toronto carpet


The latest films from Woody Allen and Julie Taymor are set for the red carpet treatment at the Toronto International Film Festival, organizers said Thursday (HR 8/3).

Allen's "Cassandra's Dream," scheduled for a fall release by the Weinstein Co., will receive its North American premiere in To-ronto at Roy Thomson Hall.

Shot in London, the Iberville Prods. film portrays two brothers, played by Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell, whose lives become entangled as they attempt to better themselves.

Columbia Pictures, meanwhile, is bringing writer-director Taymor's musical drama "Across the Universe" to Toronto ahead of its Sept. 28 theatrical bow.

The festival runs Sept. 6-15.