Toronto Film Festival to Begin with Robert Downey Jr Later!

Red carpets have been rolled out at the Toronto International Film Festival which is due to begin later in Canada.

Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall legal drama The Judge will officially kick off the 10-day event.

Both stars are expected to grace the red carpet for the gala at the city’s Roy Thompson Hall.

Some 300 films will be screened at the festival, including Alan Turing movie The Imitation Game and Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything.

Al Pacino film The Humbling – based on Philip Roth’s final novel – will also premiere on Thursday.

The Oscar-winner was honoured at the festival’s charity gala , with a Q&A looking back over his career.

King Street, on which the festival’s main headquarters is situated, has been closed to traffic and streetcars to enable the public to get closer to the red carpet action.

Film fans will be hoping to get a glimpse of stars including Julianne Moore, Steve Carell, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Murray and Tina Fey.

British actors also set to visit the city to promote their latest projects include Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Timothy Spall, Eddie Redmayne and Kate Winslet.

Other films set to premiere include a big screen version of the 1980s TV series The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington, Michael Douglas thriller The Reach and Ethan Hawke drone drama Good Kill.