Toronto Film Festival: Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore aim for double Oscar success
28 July 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Julianne Moore won best actress for Still Alice and Eddie Redmayne won best actor of The Theory of Everything – both of which screened at Toronto last year
Oscar-winning actors Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore will launch their effort to become double Oscar winners at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.
The pair, who collected Academy Awards in February, each have films screening at the festival which is seen as the launch pad for awards season.
Redmayne appears as a transgender pioneer in The Danish Girl, while Moore stars in gay rights drama Freeheld.
Jake Gyllenhaal drama Demolition will open the festival on 10 September.
Directed by Canadian Jean-Marc Vallee – who previously directed Dallas Buyers Club and Wild – Gyllenhaal stars as an investment banker whose life unravels after his wife dies in a car crash.
Oscar buzz for both Redmayne and Moore began last year after their films The Theory of Everything and Still Alice screened at Toronto.
Redmayne went on to collect the best actor Oscar for his portrayal of physicist Stephen Hawking, while Moore won best actress for her role as a person with Alzheimer’s.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment