New York Film Festival announces selections for the main slate. It includes drama "Clouds of Sils Maria" starring Kristen Stewart and Chloe Moretz, Bennett Miller's true-story pic "Foxcatcher" starring Channing Tatum and Steve Carell, as well as David Cronenberg's Hollywood satire "Maps to the Stars" starring Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson.
Mike Lee's "Mr. Turner" which has Timothy Spall as the famed artist J.M.W. Turner is also among the lineup. Damien Chazelle's Sundance hit "Whiplash" starring Miles Teller, Pasolini biopic starring Willem Dafoe, and Richard Gere-led flick "Time Out of Mind" will make merry the annual festival as well.
The event will run from September 26 to October 12. David Fincher's "Gone Girl" was previously announced to open the fest, while Alejandro G. Inarritu's "Birdman" will close it, and Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" will be the centerpiece film. Documentary selections, panels and more will be announced sometime soon.
"In this year's lineup, we have great big films alongside films made on the most intimate scale, personal epics and intricately constructed chamber pieces, films of great serenity and films that will leave you dazed, first films and last films, all equally vivid and alive, and essential," said Kent Jones, director of the New York Film Festival and chair of the selection committee.
OPENER: "Gone Girl", David Fincher
CENTERPIECE GALA SELECTION: "Inherent Vice", Paul Thomas Anderson
CLOSER: "Birdman" or "The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance", Alejandro G. Inarritu