The news was unofficial 9 or 10 days ago about Werner Herzog‘s Rescue Dawn playing at the Toronto Film Festival — now it’s official. Earlier today a big-time distributor told me he’s seen it and “between this and Grizzly Man, Herzog is enjoying a real rennaissance these days. It’s Herzog going back upriver and into the jungle…it’s really good. Perhaps not the most brazenly commercial film but what do you expect from Herzog? Christian Bale really goes for it, really out on a limb…and Steve Zahn is also good because he’s fairly restrained.”