Here's the First Major List of Films Playing TIFF 2019

Todd Phillips' 'Joker' and the Safdie brothers' 'Uncut Gems' are among the films set to play
Here's the First Major List of Films Playing TIFF 2019
Adam Sandler in 'Uncut Gems'
The Toronto International Film Festival has made its first major announcement, delivering an enormous batch of films that are set to play the fest when it runs from September 5 to September 15.

A number of highly anticipated features are set to play the fest, including Lorene Scafaria's Hustlers (starring Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B), Todd PhillipsJoker (starring Joaquin Phoenix), Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit (starring Scarlett Johansson) and the Safdie brothersGood Times follow-up Uncut Gems (starring Adam Sandler). 

As previously reported, the festival will open with a screening of the Robbie Robertson documentary Once Were Brothers

You can find a full list of announced titles for the fest below, with plenty more yet to come.

Gala Lineup:

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, dir. Daniel Roher. (opening night)
Radioactive, dir. Marjane Satrapi. (closing night)
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, dir. Marielle Heller
Abominable, dir. Jill Culton
American Woman, dir. Semi Chellas
Blackbird, dir.  Roger Michell
Clemency, dir. Chinonye Chukwu
Ford v Ferrari, dir. James Mangold
Harriet, dir. Kasi Lemmons
Hustlers, dir. Lorene Scafaria
Joker, dir. Todd Phillips
Just Mercy, dir. Destin Daniel Cretton
Ordinary Love, dir. Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn
The Goldfinch, dir. John Crowley
The Sky Is Pink, dir. Shonali Bose
The Song of Names, dir. François Girard
True History of the Kelly Gang, dir. Justin Kurzel
Western Stars, dir. Thom Zimny, Bruce Springsteen

Special Presentations Lineup:

A Herdade, dir. Tiago Guedes
Bad Education, dir. Cory Finley
Coming Home Again, dir. Wayne Wang
Dolemite is My Name, dir. Craig Brewer
Ema, dir. Pablo Larraín
Endings, Beginnings, dir. Drake Doremus
Frankie, dir. Ira Sachs
Greed, dir. Michael Winterbottom
Guest of Honour, dir. Atom Egoyan
Heroic Losers, dir. Sebastian Borensztein
Honey Boy, dir. Alma Har'el
Hope Gap, dir. William Nicholson
How to Build a Girl, dir. Coky Giedroyc
I Am Woman, dir. Unjoo Moon
Jojo Rabbit, dir. Taika Waititi
Judy, dir. Rupert Goold
Knives Out, dir. Rian Johnson
La Belle Époque, dir. Nicolas Bedos
Marriage Story, dir. Noah Baumbach
Military Wives, dir. Peter Cattaneo
Motherless Brooklyn, dir. Edward Norton
No.7 Cherry Lane, dir. Yonfan.
Pain and Glory, dir. Pedro Almodóvar
Parasite, dir. Bong Joon-ho.
Pelican Blood, dir. Katrin Gebbe
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, dir. Céline Sciamma
Saturday Fiction, dir. Lou Ye
The Friend, dir. Gabriela Cowperthwaite
The Laundromat, dir. Steven Soderbergh
The Lighthouse, dir. Robert Eggers
The Other Lamb, dir. Malgorzata Szumowska
The Painted Bird, dir. Václav Marhoul
The Personal History of David Copperfield, dir. Armando Iannucci
The Report, dir. Scott Z. Burns
The Two Popes, dir. Fernando Meirelles
Uncut Gems, dir. Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Weathering With You, dir. Makoto Shinkai
While at War, dir. Alejandro Amenábar