Toronto Fest Unveils Docs, Midnight Films

Fox’s “Jennifer’s Body,” Lionsgate’s “Daybreakers” among films to have world premieres.

The Toronto International Film Festival’s popular Midnight Madness sidebar will world premiere the Megan Fox-starrer "Jennifer’s Body." The film, about a killer cheerleader, was written by Diablo Cody and directed by Karyn Kusama ("Girlfight").


Fox opens the film wide on Sept. 18.


The festival, which runs Sept. 10-19, announced several additions to its lineup on Tuesday, including a slate of 17 documentaries and two new People’s Choice awards.


Midnight Madness premieres include: "George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead," action title "Bitch Slap" and the swashbuckling film "Solomon Kane." Lionsgate’s sci-fi vampire film "Daybreakers," starring Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe, will also screen.


The documentary lineup for the festival’s Real to Reel sidebar includes the world premiere of "Colony," about U.S. beekeepers, and "Cleanflix," about Hollywood films and Mormon audiences. 


Also showing up will be Emmett Malloy’s tour-concert documentary "The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights," Chris Smith’s "Collapse," about Michael Ruppert, and Marc Levin’s "Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags," about New York’s garment district.


Two other docu titles include "Turtle: The Incredible Journey," and Silvio Berlusconi-featured "Videocracy." 


Later this summer, more documentaries will be announced.


Another sidebar, Wavelengths, will feature six programs of 25 avant-garde films and video. Included in the lineup are projects by Jean-Luc Godard and Lisandro Alonso.