Tommy Lee Jones as Gen. Douglas MacArthur; Colin Firth as a loser golfer and Nick Cassavetes' meditation on drugs and modern society are just a few of the new movie treats added to the packed slate at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
Announced Tuesday morning, TIFF revealed a handful of world premieres to bow at the northern festival, set to begin Sept. 6.
Jones stars opposite Matthew Fox in "The Emperor," a film from Peter Webber ("Girl With a Pearl Earring") that centers on the American occupation of Japan following World War II.
Firth will play a failed golf pro in the offbeat love story "Arthur Newman," a story about a loser who is so distraught with his current life that he fakes his own death and creates a new identity for himself. Emily Blunt co-stars.
And directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel take on the Henry James' novella "What Maisie Knew," a story seen through the eyes of a 7-year-old girl about the bitter custody battle between her rock icon mother and her father. The film stars Joanna Vanderham, Onata Aprile, Alexander Skarsgård, Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan.