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TIFF Preview, Part Two

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Previously, I wrote about what you might consider the more “indie” sections of the Toronto International film fest: Contemporary World Cinema, Discovery, and docs, plus Canada First!, which is always interesting.

Now let’s take a peek at the Galas and Special Presentations, plus everyone’s favorite late night, wild ‘n’ crazy section, Midnight Madness.

In & Out, Brad Pitt, Robert Downey, Jr.

Saturday, November 8th, 1997

IN: New Line is putting all its eggs in one movie, teaming Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker and The Full Monty co-star Tom Wilkinson (who played Gerald) in Rush Hour, to be directed by Money Talks director Brett Ratner. The storyline? The Chinese ambassador’s daughter is kidnapped in Los Angeles. Wilkinson plays the ambassador’s right-hand man. But is Jackie Chan the ambassador? I don’t know, but it wreaks of Sonny Bono, doesn’t it? And I’m guessing that we’ll be seeing, as soon as a trailer hits theaters, Chris Tucker’s eyes bulging out of his head as the foxy Chinese daughter of the ambassador shows off her legs. We are the world.
OUT: Brad Pitt just dropped out of New Line’s attempt at a western, Custer Marching to Valhalla, from Dances With Wolves scribe Michael Blake. It marks the end of his longest personal relationship, having been attached to the project since 1995. “The National Perspirer” says that Brad’s split left New Line pregnant and heartbroken with a $3 million price tag for the story rights. “The Scar” tabloid says it was New Line that wanted out, returning to their original pre-Ted Turner love of lower-budget filmmaking. “The Weekly World Screws” re-printed the nude photos of Brad.
IN & OUT: Robert Downey Jr., Heather Graham and Natasha Wagner have teamed up to earn the dreaded NC-17 rating for “a scene of explicit sexuality.” The film, Two Guys and a Guy, is written and directed by infamously sexist pig James Toback, who also teamed with Downey (and producer Warren Beatty) for 1987’s The Pick Up Artist. Graham, also who stars as porn actress Rollergirl in Boogie Nights, is becoming a regular on the hotbod highway, paying off on her claim that she “wants to do out there things.” No word on whether Downey will be paroled for the premiere.
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