TIFF 2023 Gets Nickelback Documentary, Films Starring Seth Rogen, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Rock

Craig Gillespie's GameStop film will make its world premiere

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BY Alex HudsonPublished Jul 24, 2023

Hollywood's writers and actors are on strike, but the Toronto International Film Festival is proceeding as planned. TIFF has now announced 60 titles that will be screening at this year's event — including a Nickelback documentary, plus films from Richard Linklater, Craig Gillespie, Anna Kendrick, Viggo Mortensen, Ethan Hawke and more.

The film Hate to Love: Nickelback comes from director Leigh Brooks. No information about the doc is currently available online, but it presumably digs into the widespread hatred the Canadian neo-grunge band experienced in the early years of the millennium and the relative reappraisal they've experienced lately. Brooks has previously directed the documentaries Terrorvision: Wired Up and Scary (2017) and The Sound of Scars (2022).

Also on the lineup, Craig Gillespie's Dumb Money will make its world premiere. The film about the GameStop stock stars Paul Dano, Pete Davidson and Seth Rogen.

Other titles include Richard Linklater's Hit Man, Atom Egoyan's Seven Veils, Michael Keaton's Knox Goes Away, Anna Kendrick's Woman of the Hour, Viggo Mortensen's The Dead Don't Hurt, Jonathan Glazer's The Zone of Interest and Ethan Hawke's Wildcat.

Beyond that, George C. Wolfe's Rustin stars Chris Rock, David Yates's Pain Hustlers stars Emily Blunt and Chris Evans, Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi's NYAD stars Annette Bening and Jodie Foster, and Paul Giamatti leads Alexander Payne's The Holdovers. Kate Winslet is in Ellen Kuras's Lee, and Scarlett Johansson tops the cast in Kristin Scott Thomas's North Star.

Of course, the snag is that these stars won't be coming to the festival unless the ongoing strikes can be resolved.

More details about the films can be found at TIFF's website. The festival runs from September 7 to 17 this year. 

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