'Destiny' darling of Toronto

Smith pic closes fest; Brody, Firth, Linklater, Boyle films also on slate

The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled a slew of world premieres Wednesday, including its closing-night selection, Charles Martin Smith's action comedy "Stone of Destiny."

The latest round of premieres include Rian Johnson's "The Brothers Bloom," which stars Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo; Stephen Elliot's U.S.-U.K. co- production "Easy Virtue," starring Colin Firth, Jessica Biel and Kristin Scott Thomas; and Michael Winterbottom's "Genova," toplined by Firth and Hope Davis.

Other world bows headed for Toronto include Richard Linklater's "Me and Orson Welles," French helmer Francois Dupeyron's "Aide-toi le ciel t'aidera" and Rithy Panh's "Un Barrage contre le pacifique."

Additional high-profile entries include Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire," John Crowley's Michael Caine starrer "Is There Anybody There?" Bruno Barreto's Brazilian entry "Last Stop 174," Stephen Belber's romantic comedy "Management," German director Max Farberbock's "A Woman in Berlin" and Kevin Smith's "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," which stars Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks.

Smith's "Destiny," which stars Robert Carlyle, closes the Sept. 4-13 festival. (partialdiff)