IndieWIRE has createded their Fall Festival Wishlist and several projects from the Twilight cast make an appearance.
”50/50,” directed by Jonathan LevineSee their whole list here.
Summit has been screening this dramedy for press, and it’s all but assured it’s a build-up to a Toronto debut (its late September release date adds to that theory). Originally titled “I’m With Cancer” (and then “Live With It”), “50/50” stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen and is loosely based on the real-life story of screenwriter Will Reiser. It follows Adam (Gordon-Levitt), a young man diagnosed with cancer and given the titular chances of living. Anna Kendrick (as Adam’s doctor), Bryce Dallas Howard (as his girlfriend) and Anjelica Huston (as his mother, and said to be fantastic) co-star, and the film could end up a surprise fixture in Oscar season, where both Gordon-Levitt and Rogen have yet to make a significant appearance. [Peter Knegt]
”Butter,” directed by Jim Field Smith
First-time screenwriter Jason A. Micallef and director Jim Field Smith (“She’s Out Of Your League”) recently completed “Butter,” a quirky comedy with sleeper gold written all over it. Set in the Midwest, a ‘tween somehow discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself the arch nemesis of a local mom in their town’s annual competition. Filled out with a funny, A-list cast led by Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Garner, “Butter” just might be churned out in time for fall festivals. [Austin Dale]
”On The Road, directed by Walter Salles
There has been speculation that Walter Salles would ready his Jack Kerouac adaptation for Venice or Toronto; it’s been in post since December. But whenever it rears its head, it’s sure to spark serious interest from fans of Kerouac’s iconic novel, particularly due to its substantial cast in Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams, Garrett Hedlund and Steve Buscemi. For Salles’ sake, let’s just hope it ups the ante from his previous English-language effort, Jennifer Connelly horror flick “Dark Water.” [Peter Knegt]
”Young Adult,” directed by Jason Reitman
Jason Reitman films premiere at Toronto. That’s just the way it goes and it’s unlikely to be any different for “Young Adult,” which reteams him with “Juno” screenwriter Diablo Cody. The film stars Charlize Theron as Mavis Gary, a writer of teen literature who returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson). When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Patton Oswalt) who hasn’t quite gotten over high school, either. Come September, we’ll see if Reitman’s fourth film has what it takes to his third consecutive best picture nominee. [Peter Knegt]