Eight “special presentations” — seven world preems and a North American debut — have been slotted for the 31st Toronto Film Festival. The films are Tony Goldwyn‘s The Last Kiss (a remake of Gabrielle Muccino‘s 2001 Italian-language original) with Zach Braff; Marc Forster ‘s Stranger Than Fiction with Will Ferrell; Leon Ichaso‘s El Cantante with Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony (yipes!); Mark Palansky‘s Penelope with Christina Ricci and The Last King of Scotland‘s James McAvoy (a modern-day fairy tale produced by Reese Witherspoon…proceed with caution); David Von Ancken‘s Seraphim Falls, a Civil War-era drama with Pierce Brosnan and Liam “whatever happened to that Steven Spielberg/Abraham Lincoln movie I was supposed to star in?” Neeson which promises to be visually arresting at the very least due to the work of cinematographer John Toll; Roger Michell‘s Venus, from a Hanif Kureishi script about septugenarian sex, romance and parenting with Peter O’Toole, Jodie Whitaker, Leslie Phillips, Richard Griffiths and Vanessa Redgrave; Kenneth Branagh’s The Magic Flute with a fantasy-trip World War I backdrop; and Darren Aronofsky‘s emotional, finely rendered The Fountain with Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz.