Toronto Film Festival unveils lineup

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Stewart, Denzel Washington and Alan Rickman will all bring films to the 39th Toronto International Film Festival.

The annual film festival is the largest launching pad to Hollywood's awards season. It announced its lineup Tuesday.

While festival programmers have yet to name an opening night film, Rickman's "A Little Chaos," starring Kate Winslet and Stanley Tucci, will close the festival.

The festival will feature Stewarts' directorial debut, "Rosewater." It's a drama about the imprisonment of Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari. Also premiering will be "The Equalizer," a crime film that reteams Washington with "Training Day" director Antoine Fuqua.

Chris Rock, Noah Baumbach and Mike Binder will also all debut films at Toronto. The festival runs Sept. 4-14.

©2014 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.