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'The Martian' to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival
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‘The Martian’ to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2014 file photo, Benedict Cumberbatch attends the premiere of "The Imitation Game" on day 6 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Long considered an agenda setter for the upcoming awards season, the Toronto International Film Festival unveils the lineup on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, for their 40th annual event, running from September 10-20, 2015. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The blockbuster summer movie season is still going strong, but the Toronto International Film Festival provided a peek Tuesday at some of the movies and performances that could help set the tone for the upcoming awards season.

One of the fall’s most hyped films, Ridley Scott’s space epic “The Martian,” starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain, will have its world premiere at the festival in advance of its Oct. 2 release.

Other premieres in the biopic heavy schedule include “The Program,” Stephen Frears’ film on Lance Armstrong starring Ben Foster as the disgraced athlete; Jay Roach’s “Trumbo,” with Bryan Cranston as the blacklisted screenwriter; and Peter Sollett’s fact-based, marriage rights drama “Freeheld,” with last year’s best actress winner Julianne Moore and Ellen Page.

The festival will kick off its 40th year Sept. 10 with the romantic drama “Demolition,” starring Naomi Watts and Jake Gyllenhaal.

“Demolition,” from “Dallas Buyers Club” director Jean-Marc Vall

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