The 39th Toronto International Film Festival has announced its initial slate of galas and special presentations, which includes 37 world premieres and several films with Oscar ambitions. The Judge
, which stars Robert Downey Jr.
as a big-city lawyer who reluctantly returns home and ends up defending his revered father (Robert Duvall
) against criminal charges, will have its world premiere in Toronto. His Avengers pal, Chris Evans, will unveil his own directorial debut in Toronto, titled Before We Go.
Also noteworthy: James Gandolfini
’s final film, The Drop
, which also stars Tom Hardy
and Noomi Rapace
; another Jason Reitman
Toronto world premiere,