Newswire: Venice lineup confirms that all film festivals must include Jake Gyllenhaal

Is Jake Gyllenhaal the official star of the fall festival season? Yesterday, the programmers of the Toronto International Film Festival announced the first batch of movies that will be screening there in September, including opening night selection Demolition, featuring Gyllenhaal as a bereaved husband. Today, the programmers of the Venice Film Festival followed suit, laying out their own lineup, and as it turns out, they’ll be kicking things off on a Donnie Darko-ish note, too: Venice, which overlaps with TIFF by two days, will commence with Everest, a mountain-climbing drama starring (you guessed it) Jake Gyllenhaal. How you going to chase that trend, New York Film Festival? Does the actor have a secretly shot Nightcrawler sequel you can slot into opening night?

One Southpaw star isn’t the only point of overlap between Venice and Toronto, the latter of which will screen new films from Atom Egoyan, True …

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