Redford's latest film debuting at Toronto
Published: July 25, 2012 10:50AM
Updated: July 25, 2012 10:50AM
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American actor, film director, producer Robert Redford is seen during a speech at the Cannes Lions 2009.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

The Sundance Kid is going to the Toronto International Film Festival. Again.

Robert Redford's latest movie, "The Company You Keep," has been chosen for one of the Gala slots for this year's Toronto festival, which runs Sept. 6 to 16 in the Canadian city.

Redford directed and stars in the political thriller, playing an activist lawyer whose secret -- as a fugitive member of the Weather Underground, in hiding for decades -- is uncovered by an ambitious reporter (Shia LaBeouf). The movie also stars Brit Marling, Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Jackie Evancho, Brendan Gleeson, Terrence Howard, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper and Susan Sarandon.

The movie will go into Toronto looking for a North American distributor. That's not the first time that's happened for Redford; his 2011 historical drama "The Conspirator" played Toronto in 2010, and was picked up there by Lionsgate.

Redford's film is in sterling company. Festival organizers Tuesday announced 63 titles, including some big names that are expected to get attention for the Oscars and other end-of-year awards. They include: Joe Wright's lush adaptation of "Anna Karenina," starring Keira Knightley; Ben Affleck's CIA thriller "Argo"; A Chinese version of "Dangerous Liaisons" starring Zhang Ziyi; the police drama "End of Watch," with Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña; a new adaptation of "Great Expectations" starring Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter; the historical comedy "Hyde Park on Hudson," with Bill Murray portraying FDR; "A Liar's Authbiography," an animated version of Graham Chapman's largely fictional memoir, made by his fellow "Monty Python" colleagues; Rian Johnson's time-travel thriller "Looper"; a stylized version of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing," directed by Joss Whedon (while post-production work on "The Avengers" was being done); "Quartet," a tale about aging opera stars that marks Dustin Hoffman's directing debut; and this year's Sundance hit "The Sessions" (formerly known as "The Surrogate"), starring John Hawkes and Helen Hunt.