by Shannonn Kelly
05:43AM, EST, Thursday September 05, 2013
‘Cumberbatch-Palooza‘ starts today at the 38th Annual Toronto International Film Festival.
Benedict Cumberbatch opens the festival in his biggest star-making role to date as Julian Assange, the founder of Wiki Leaks in director Bill Condon’s “The Fifth Estate“.
Cumberbatch also co-stars in two other highly anticipated films: “12 Years A Slave” and “August: Osage County”. Best known for his “Hobbit” and Sherlock Holmes work, Cumberbatch also played Khan in “Star Trek Into Darkness” (2013). He’s also revered for his strong supporting roles in “War Horse” (2011) “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” (2011) and The Whistleblower (2010) as well as one of his most talked about roles playing theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking in the BBC drama “Hawking” from 2004.
Bill Condon is best known for directing “Kinsey” (2004) “Dreamgirls” (2006) which gave Eddie Murphy an Oscar nod for best supporting actor and Jennifer Hudson the win for best supporting actress and the Twilight Sagas (2011, 2012).
With his superb talent, physical features of high cheekbones, dreamy blue eyes and a certain je-ne-sais-quoi you can rest assured there will be tons of “Cumberbitches” at the Gala screening. That’s the nickname for Benedict Cumberbatch’s fangirls.
If you can’t get into the Gala screening my other suggestions for you to catch today are:
- La Vie d’Adèle chapitres 1& 2 (Blue is the Warmest Color), dir. Abdellatif Kechiche (France)
- Midnight Madness: All Cheerleaders Must Die, dir. Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson (USA)
The 38th Annual Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5th-15th. For Tickets and Information, please click Here. Happy TIFF-ing! 🙂