Joker, Hustlers, Knives Out & More Will Premiere at Tiff 2019

The first round of movies for this year's Toronto International Film Festival have been announced and there are some major surprises, as well as some potential Oscar hopefuls.

The batch includes more than 50 movies. Joker, the upcoming R-rated DC Comics adaptation starring Joaquin Phoenix as the famed Batman villain, is indeed playing at the prestigious festival, as had been previously reported.

Other surprises include the Jennifer Lopez stripper movie Hustlers, Rian Johnson's ensemble murder mystery Knives Out and Taika Waitit's "anti-hate satire" Jojo Rabbit, in which, Waititi plays an imaginary version of Adolf Hiter.

Tiff 2019 also includes a ton of possible awards season favorites. Several of the heavy-hitters are biopics. These include Judy, the upcoming Judy Garland biopic starring Renee Zellweger, as well as Harriet, the Harriet Tubman biopic and Won't You Be My Neighbor? which stars Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers. Other possible Oscar contenders include James Mangold's Ford V Ferrari,
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