HILARY SWANK, MAHERSHALA ALI, MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL TO KEYNOTE TIFF: Hilary Swank, Mahershala Ali and Maggie Gyllenhaal are set to lead In Conversation With …. at the Toronto Film Festival. Swank is in Toronto touting What They Had, while Ali is discussing Peter Farrelly's 1960s-set road trip movie Green Book. Gyllenhaal is pushing Sara Colangelo's Sundance drama The Kindergarten Teacher. TIFF also revealed that Drake will introduce the opening night screening of indie drama Monsters and Men, about the aftermath of a police killing of a black boy. The 43rd Toronto International Film Festival is set to run from Sept. 6 to 16.
DAKOTA JOHNSON FINDS HERSELF IN A NIGHTMARE: Suspiria has dropped its first trailer. The first real glimpse of Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) latest project didn’t disappoint. The spooky tribute to the 1997 original stars Dakota Johnson as a talented dancer drawn to a prestigious school that also happens to be a witches coven. Tilda Swinton is head witch. Mia Goth and Chloe Grace Moretz also star, as does the original dancer, Jessica Harper. Thom Yorke composed the score. The film lands in theaters November 2nd.
ERROL MORRIS TO TAKE ON STEVE BANNON IN NEW DOCUMENTARY: Describing it as a "kind of a horror movie," Errol Morris said he is taking on former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon in American Dharma. Morris has been silent about the film, which is set to premiere September 4that the Venice Film Festival. But now, the Fog of War director tells The Hollywood Reporter that he invoked John Milton's Paradise Lost in telling the story of Bannon, whom he likens to the poem’s protagonist, Lucifer. Bannon isn’t offended. "It's not every day that you compare someone to Satan and they embrace the idea," Morris tells THR. "Bannon is an intellectual," says Morris. "He's well-read. He's thoughtful and articulate and an interesting storyteller. I was very much interested in listening to his account, his prideful account, of how Trump became president of the United States."
JON HAMM AND ED HARRIS JOIN TOP GUN SEQUEL: Jon Hamm, Ed Harris and Lewis Pullman (Bill’s son) have joined Top Gun: Maverick. Details on their roles in the film are under wraps; they join Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Glen Powell. Top Gun: Maverick opens July 12, 2019.