Toronto: Download THR's Day 1 Daily
The fest's first daily issue includes a look at 'Birth of a Nation's' TIFF potential (following Nate Parker’s controversy) and exclusives on 'Lost City of Z's' theatrical release and Margot Robbie's 'Terminal.'
The Hollywood Reporter has released its first Toronto International Film Festival daily issue as the festival kicked off on Thursday. The issue features a look at The Birth of a Nation’s TIFF potential (following Nate Parker’s controversy), exclusive news of Lost City of Z’s theatrical release and an exclusive first look at Margot Robbie’s Terminal.
Can Birth Be Reborn?
Toronto is Birth of a Nation director Nate Parker’s first time in a festival spotlight since the storm of controversy over details of his college rape trial surfaced this summer. Will the scrutinized TIFF screenings allow his film to finally take center stage — or will it further deepen the controversy? Insiders are mixed about whether a positive response at TIFF can minimize the murmur surrounding its writer-director-star.
Lost City on the Big Screen
A week after Amazon Studios picked up North American rights to the hotly contested Charlie Hunnam starrer, the streaming giant has closed a deal with Bleecker Street to release the film theatrically, THR reports exclusively. Sources peg the overall deal, which was brokered by CAA, at a whopping mid-eight figures. The James Gray-helmed film — also starring Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller — eyes a spring release.
Terminal First Look
Robbie not only stars in Vaughn Stein's noir thriller Terminal, but produced as well. The pic, also starring Simon Pegg, Max Irons, Mike Myers and Dexter Fletcher, follows two hitmen who, while on a job, meet Robbie's dynamic character — who may have more to do with their case than they initially thought. THR debuts an image which features Robbie's mysterious character standing with a cigarette.