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Toronto International Film Festival

Netflix Acquires Young Barack Obama Movie ‘Barry’

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Barry, a movie about a formative year in the life of a young Barack Obama, following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this month.

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Transgender Hitman Film Stirs Controversy in Toronto

Actress Michelle Rodriguez is defending her role as a hitman who undergoes a forcible gender reassignment surgery, saying she took the role “to express frustration” over Hollywood’s lack of diversity.

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Pressure Mounts on DiCaprio to Return ‘Ill-Gotten’ Foundation Donations

As Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio unveiled his climate change documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, the actor faced increased calls from activists to return donations given to his environmental-focused Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation that have been linked in news reports to funds allegedly misappropriated in the world’s largest embezzlement scheme.

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Harvey Weinstein’s Mom Hearts Trump

The Weinstein Co. has scuttled plans to use its usual suite at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto for press junkets and events at the Toronto International Film Festival this year – but the studio says politics has nothing to do with the decision.

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