The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled its first round of programming for the 42nd edition. TIFF CEO Piers Handling and director Cameron Bailey announced the first set of movies screening in the Special Presentations and Gala sections. Angelina Jolie’s new film “First They Killed My Father” is included in the lineup, and Darren Aronofsky and Jennifer Lawrence are forefronts with their thriller “Mother.”

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Angelina Jolie will be on hand with “First They Killed My Father,” a drama about the Cambodian genocide that she developed for Netflix.

On July 22, Variety reported that Angeline Jolie’s son Maddox Pitt would be involved in the production.

As already mentioned, Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky will attend the Toronto Film Festival with their psychological thriller “Mother.” In addition to Lawrence, the film stars Javier Bardem, Kristen Wiig, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Harris and Domhnall Gleeson. In this film, a couple’s relationship status is tested when a ghost arrives at their home, creating a mess for the whole family. “Mother” will swing into theaters on September 15, 2017.

A plethora of titles

The Toronto Film Festival will also feature Emma Stone and Steve Carell’s biopic “Battle of the Sexes,” Benedict Cumberbatch’s historical drama “The Current War,” and Margot Robbie’s film “I, Tonya.” A report by the Hollywood Reporter reveals that Alexander Payne will attend the fest with his “Downsizing,” which was announced at the 2017 Venice International Film Festival.

The lineup also includes Cannes’ “BPM (Beats Per Minute),” Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name,” Andy Serkis’ “Breathe,” Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” George Clooney’s “Suburbicon,” and Boston Marathon action film “Stronger.”

A few high-profile movies are heading, such as Christian Bale’s “Hostiles,” Judi Dench’s “Victoria and Abdul” and Dench’s “Mrs.

Brown.” It is important to remember that the festivals are not for a single person. The management intends to include a variety of movies that come up the expectations of everyone.

"Toronto Film Festival is one of the best cultural moments of our time," director Cameron Bailey told CBC News.

According to Cameron, American and British movies dominate the high-profile galas, but the 2017 Toronto Film Festival may showcase some Canadian movies too. This year’s festival includes various fact-based movies, but the prize for sheer outlandishness may go to Angelina Jolie’s “First They Killed My Father.”