Welcome to part one of our massive 7-part Toronto International Film Fest preview series leading right up to the festival kickoff next Thursday. We begin things today with a look at 10 films getting big launches from their distributors at the fest. Tell us below what you're most excited about and check back in tomorrow for a peek at some of the titles making their way to TIFF from across the Pacific.
12 Years a Slave
The stars have really lined up for Steve McQueen's follow-up to 2011's Shame with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, Sarah Paulson, and even Quvenzhané Wallis filling out the cast list. Fox Searchlight's 19th century slave epic is in the can and making its world premiere at TIFF ahead of its October 18 release date.