Luc Besson's Aung San Suu Kyi biopic set to premiere at Toronto film festival

Michelle Yeoh in The Lady
Michelle Yeoh as Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Luc Besson's The Lady, which will premiere in Toronto
The Lady joins Michael Winterbottom's Trishna, Bennett Miller's Moneyball and Roland Emmerich's Anonymous on confirmed list
Luc Besson's Aung San Suu Kyi biopic, The Lady, will have its world premiere at September's Toronto film festival. The news was announced on Twitter by festival co-director, Cameron Bailey (@cameron_tiff).
  1. The Lady
  2. Production year: 2011
  3. Directors: Luc Besson
  4. Cast: David Thewlis, Michelle Yeoh
  5. More on this film
Other confirmed world premieres include Bennett Miller's baseball drama Moneyball (starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill), Michael Winterbottom's Trishna (a contemporary remake of Tess of the d'Urbervilles) and Roland Emmerich's Anonymous, a drama based on the theory that Shakespeare's major works may not have been written by the playwright. Joining them will be cancer comedy 50/50 (starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogan), George Clooney's comedy-drama The Descendants and Terence Davies's The Deep Blue Sea, starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Hiddleston.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, an adaptation of Paul Today's best-selling novel by Lasse Hallström, will also premiere, alongside Pawel Pawlikowski's Woman in the Fifth, a Paris-set murder mystery, starring Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas.
Festivalgoers will also get a first look at Rodrigo García's Albert Nobbs – in which Glenn Close plays a 19th-century English woman who disguises herself as a male butler – and Fernando Meirelles's sex drama 360, a steamy tale of love across the class divide. Meanwhile, Cameron Crowe will rock up with Pearl Jam Twenty (a video history of the Seattle band) and Bruce Beresford will bring family comedy Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding, which stars Jane Fonda as a hippy grandmother struggling to relate to her conservative lawyer daughter.
The festival opens with the world's first screening of From the Sky Down, a documentary about rock band U2, directed by Davis Guggenheim.
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