Toronto Adds Mark Wahlberg Conversation, Mireille Enos-Starrer 'Katie Says Goodbye' to Lineup

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Chinese star Zhang Ziyi also will participate in a conversation as the festival added 35 films by first- and second-time directors, more docs and virtual reality exhibits.

The Toronto Film Festival on Tuesday finalized the lineup for its 41st edition, adding onstage conversations with Deepwater Horizon star Mark Wahlberg and Chinese star Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) as well as 35 films from first- and second-time directors, more docs and virtual reality fare.

Toronto's Discovery sidebar will feature world premieres of Wayne Roberts' Katie Says Goodbye, starring Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and The Killing star Mireille Enos; Scottish director Hope Dickson Leach's The Levelling, starring Game of Thrones' Ellie Kendrick; and Rachel Lambert's In the Radiant City, produced by Jeff Nichols. 

Elsewhere, the TIFF Docs section added world premieres for Oscar-nominated director Nanette Burstein's Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee, about the anti-virus pioneer who went on the run from authorities in Belize in 2012; Michelle Sinclair's The Terry Kath Experience, about an original member of the pop band Chicago, directed by Kath's daughter; and Mohanad Yaqubi's Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory.

And Toronto on Tuesday unveiled its virtual reality lineup, having planned five VR exhibits, including Tracy Rector's Ch’aak’ S’aagi (Eagle Bone); Maureen Fan's, Eric Darnell's and Michael Hutchinson's Invasion!; Michael Beets' Jafri; KA and The Battle Within, from Felix & Paul Studios and Cirque du Soleil Media.