Films by James Franco and Mor­gan Spur­lock set for Toronto In­ter­na­tional Film Fest

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

The world premiere of James Franco’s “The Dis­as­ter Artist’’ and Mor­gan Spur­lock’s fol­lowup to his Os­car-nom­i­nated doc­u­men­tary “Su­per Size Me’’ are headed to the Toronto In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val.

Or­ga­niz­ers an­nounced an­other slate of films on Tues­day and they in­clude Franco’s film, which he di­rected and based on the mak­ing of Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 cult film “The Room.’’

It will be in the hor­ror and thrilled-filled Mid­night Mad­ness pro­gram, which will open with the world premiere of “Bod­ied’’ by renowned mu­sic video di­rec­tor Joseph Kahn.

Spur­lock’s “Su­per Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!’’ will have its world premiere in the doc­u­men­tary sec­tion of the fest, which runs Sept. 7-17.

Other newly an­nounced films in the lineup in­clude Greg Barker’s “The Fi­nal Year,’’ about for­mer U.S. Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s for­eign pol­icy team.

Ni­co­las Cage and Selma Blair star in the world premiere of Brian Tay­lor’s thriller “Mom and Dad.’’

Cana­dian com­edy star Jim Car­rey is fea­tured in Chris Smith’s doc­u­men­tary “Jim & Andy: the Great Be­yond — the story of Jim Car­rey & Andy Kauf­man fea­tur­ing a very spe­cial, con­trac­tu­ally ob­li­gated men­tion of Tony Clifton.’’

Mean­while, “Grace Jones: Blood­light & Bami’’ by So­phie Fi­ennes cap­tures the leg­endary per­former on and off stage, and pri­ma­tol­o­gist Jane Goodall is pro­filed in Brett Mor­gen’s doc “Jane.’’

Lili Fini Zanuck’s “Eric Clap­ton: Life in 12 Bars’’ is said to be de­liv­ers the de­fin­i­tive biography of the rock leg­end.

And Ja­son Kohn’s “Love Means Zero’’ pro­files ten­nis coach Nick Bol­let­tieri and his history with An­dre Agassi.

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