Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman just some stars to expect at TIFF

Sandra Bullock. (WENN)

Sandra Bullock. (WENN)

Jenny Yuen, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 4:15 PM ET

Toronto will be seeing stars - lots of them - as at the 38th annual Toronto International Film Festival shakes up our city.

With approximately 300 films screening this year, the festival is attracting plenty of A-list celebrities.

Some of whom we'll see this year include George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, hitting the red carpet for the sci-fi space thriller Gravity.

Though TIFF reportedly isn't Meryl Streep's scene, a nod in the likely Oscar-bound August Osage County might change that. Streep's co-star Julie Roberts will also be there.

Nicole Kidman will be present at the premiere of The Railway Man - perhaps arm-in-arm with her crooner husband Keith Urban.

Colin Firth - also in the Railway Man - is hoping to make his triumphant return after The King's Speech in 2010 soared at TIFF.

Meanwhile, Daniel Radcliffe is a triple-threat this year, starring in three different films: Kill Your Darlings, The F Word, and Horns. But perhaps fans will be flocking him for his past work as Harry Potter.

James Franco - another TIFF fan favourite for his 2010 debut for 127 Hours - will once again walk the red carpet. This time, with his arm intact.

Jude Law will also grace us with his presence in the Brit black comedy Dom Hemingway.

Jennifer Aniston will also be in town, promoting Life of Crime, where she plays a naïve, but loving, housewife whose husband (Tim Robbins) has been embezzling millions for years.

Jim Jarmusch's vampire flick, Only Lovers Left Alive will bring Tilda Swinton, John Hurt and Anton Yelchin to Toronto, while Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, already rife with buzz for a People's Choice Award and Oscar contender, will mean Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt will be here.

Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal will be on the carpet for Canuck director Denis Villeneuve thriller Prisoners and comedian Mike Myers returns home to his native Toronto with his directorial debut of music documentary Supermensch The Legend of Shep Gordon.

Alice "Feed My Frankenstein" Cooper is rumoured to make an appearance as well.

Ron Howard's Formula 1 action flick Rush will debut at TIFF, ushering in the likes of Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde.

Scarlett Johannson will also be here, starring as a seductress alien looking for her next human meal in Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin. She'll also be with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who wrote, directed and starred in Don Jon - a comedy about a womanizing Jersey boy.

Jesse Eisenberg - whose life is usurped by his doppelganger - in The Double, based on the famous Dostoevsky novella, will descend on TIFF.

Speaking of famous writers, Ralph Fiennes will play Charles Dickens in The Invisible Woman, a period drama about the novelist's passionate, years-long secret love affair with the young actress Nelly Ternan.

Bros Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson are up to their usually funnyman antics in You Are Here.

Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey will also be in town for Dallas Buyers Club. In 2001, McConaughey gave mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a woman at a TIFF event who suffered a seizure - always good to have real-life heroes around.

Clive Owen, Mila Kunis, Billy Crudup will be here starring in the cops vs. hustlers drama Blood Ties while Reese Witherspoon plays a grieving mother dealing with the fallout of the notorious 1993 West Memphis murders in director Atom Egoyan's Devil's Knot.

Finally, the late Cory Monteith, who was found in July in a Vancouver hotel dead of a drug overdose, will appear in two film screenings at TIFF - the cop drama McCanick and Canuck comedy-drama All the Wrong Reasons, about the entangled lives of four big-box department store employees.

jenny.yuen@sunmedia.ca


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