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Sweater Boutique Pullover Pullover ETRO Sweater Boutique Boutique winter winter winter ETRO The Toronto International Film Festival is a launching pad for Oscar-hopefuls, but it’s also a thriving market. In the past, movies such as “I, Tonya” and “Still Alice” have scored major deals at the Canadian gathering, going on to enjoy critical success and awards love.

That’s always the dream. But for every “I, Tonya,” the festival is littered with examples of sales that sputtered out when the movies finally saw the light of day. Remember “Hardcore Henry,” “Top Five,” or “Begin Again”? Didn’t think so. However all of those films inspired bidding wars up north. Their failure is a reminder of the very real dangers of festival fever, the virus that encourages normally level-headed studio executives to keep sweetening their offers beyond the point of reason.

Which movies will inspire big bids at this year’s fest? Here are a few that have buyers buzzing.

HOT TITLES AT TORONTO
TITLE DIRECTOR CAST U.S. SALES AGENT
A MILLION LITTLE PIECES Sam Taylor-Johnson Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton CAA
Boutique Pullover winter winter Sweater ETRO winter Boutique ETRO Boutique Pullover Sweater BUZZ FACTOR: Anticipation is high for Johnson’s first movie since “Fifty Shades of Grey,” based on the controversial book by James Frey.
WILD ROSE Tom Harper Jessie Buckley, Julie Waters, Sophie Okonedo CAA, UTA
BUZZ FACTOR: There’s strong early word of mouth on this uplifting tale about a Scottish musician.
HIGH LIFE Claire Denis Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche CAA
BUZZ FACTOR: This set-in-space saga could be another feather — after “Good Time” — in Pattinson’s indie cap.
THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JOHN F. DONOVAN Xavier Dolan Kit Harington, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon CAA
BUZZ FACTOR: Curiosity is strong for wunderkind director Dolan’s first English-language film, set in Hollywood.
THE WEDDING GUEST Michael Winterbottom Pullover Boutique Boutique Sweater Boutique winter Pullover winter ETRO winter Sweater ETRO Dev Patel Endeavor Content, UTA
BUZZ FACTOR: This journey through Pakistan and India rests on Patel’s capable shoulders.
AMERICAN DHARMA Errol Morris N/A Endeavor Content
BUZZ FACTOR: The director of “Fog of War” gives Steve Bannon the Robert McNamara treatment.
VOX LUX Brady Corbet Natalie Portman, Jude Law Endeavor Content, CAA
BUZZ FACTOR: Following a strong reception at Venice, the movie about a pop star will look to make a deal on the Toronto market.
SKIN Guy Nattiv Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, Vera Farmiga ICM
BUZZ FACTOR: Bell gives a revelatory performance as a neo-Nazi in a drama that’s poised to be a surprise discovery of the festival.
THE HUMMING BIRD PROJECT Kim Nguyen Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård CAA
BUZZ FACTOR: Buyers say the film about high-frequency traders could be awards bait in the vein of “The Big Short.”
TELL IT TO THE BEES Annabel Jankel Anna Paquin, Holliday Grainger Film Constellation
BUZZ FACTOR: This drama about two women who fall in love in a provincial British town could be a critics’ darling.
*Compiled by Ramin Setoodeh and Brent Lang

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  1. “Begin Again” is a really good film from John Carney (Once, Sing Street). Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley, Hailee Steinfeld. It wasn’t a hit at the box office, but I think buyers were justified in being enthusiastic about it.

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  2. Nothing about this basic info gets my juices flowing, but Jamie Bell is an excellent actor who is overdue for some prime recognition. I thought it might happen with Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, but people need to see films he’s in for him to hit the big time.

  3. “I’d say that “Fifty Shades of Grey” does not portend well for Johnson in his next film.
    I thought it was unwatchable, and reviews and box office were poor.”

    Setha, do you live in an Eskimo igloo at the end of the world ?

    “Fifthy Shades of Grey” was a SMASH HIT.

    Nobody expected good reviews, but Taylor-Johnson did a decent job
    within the tight parameters of what the author and producer wanted.

    You should check out Sam’s good debut film & her fine art projects
    to get a better idea of her talents.

  4. I’m hearing a lot about ‘The Islands’ (Mira Sorvino) movie.

  5. I’d say that “Fifty Shades of Grey” does not portend well for Johnson in his next film. I thought it was unwatchable, and reviews and box office were poor. Therefore, buzz about, and presumed anticipation of “A Million Little Pieces” seems odd.

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