Chris Pine is all set to open the Toronto International Film Festival next month.
His new film, “Outlaw King”, from “Hell of High Water” director David Mackenzie, has been announced as the Opening Night Gala Presentation at TIFF on Sep. 6.
The film stars Pine as the legendary Scottish king Robert the Bruce, who together with a band of outlaws fights to reclaim the throne of Scotland from the English.
“Audiences are promised a thrilling journey back in time,” said TIFF Director and CEO Piers Handling.
“I cannot imagine a better place to have our World Premiere,” Mackenzie said of the announcement. “Scotland and Canada’s histories are bound together, forged in the crucible of the struggles of history, bringing this day an affinity and sensibility that I hope will translate to a profound, visceral, and riotously entertaining experience. We have an amazing cast and crew working at the top of their game, and we are really looking forward to spreading some Scottish goodwill on the great city of Toronto.”
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, and Billy Howle also star in the film, which be released on Netflix on Nov. 9.
TIFF also announced its Closing Night Film, “Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy”, starring Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern in the controversial true life story of behind author JT LeRoy, aka Laura Albert.
“I can’t wait for people to see the fascinating true story behind JT LeRoy, brought to life via incredible performances by a total dream cast,” said the film’s director Justin Kelly.