The Toronto International Film Festival”s seemingly endless schedule roll-out appears to be drawing to a close with the announcement that the closing night film will be the North American premiere of The Young Victoria from French-Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallee (C.R.A.Z.Y).

I’m not quite sure what to make of this historical biography starring Emily Blunt as the Queen and Rupert Friend as Prince Albert, but the cast which also includes Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson and Jim Broadbent is appealing.

As of this writing, The Young Victoria does not have a US release date. Check out the international trailer we ran back in January here.

[Update: It turns out 28 new films were added to TIFF’s lineup today. indieWIRE has the details. Highlights include the world premiere of Atom Egoyan’s Chloe and the North American premiere of Terry Gilliam’s still looking for a distributor Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. Also of note is the addition of Matthew Bissonnette’s Passenger Side which recently made it’s world premiere at LAFF where we reviewed it and interviewed Mr. Bissonnette and his brother/star Joel.]

2 Responses to “Toronto to wrap with ‘The Young Victoria’”

  1. Yeah, this could go either way, but at least that accomplished cast beckons well.

  2. The fact that it came out in Europe ages ago and no one is talking about it doesn’t bode well.

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