TIFF adds guest speakers, more Rising Stars
Glenn Close, a cast member in the 1983 film "The Big Chill," poses for photographers before a reunion screening of the film at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at The Princess of Wales Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. (Chris Pizzello / Invision)
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:57AM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:02AM EDT
TORONTO - Glenn Close and Armie Hammer will be among the guest speakers at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.
Organizers say the two will participate in the TIFF Industry Conference program, which will also include Morgan Spurlock, Mary Harron and Larry Wilmore, among others.
The festival is also expanding its Rising Stars program, which has featured up-and-comers who've gone on to big success.
This year's annual celebration of cinema will also include four international actors in TIFF Rising Stars.
That's on top of the four previously announced Canadian Rising Stars for a total of eight names in the program -- the most ever.
The international actors announced Thursday are: Mamoudou Athie of the U.S., Vinnie Bennett of New Zealand, Lina El Arabi of France and Jessie Buckley of Ireland.