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Bill Nighy movie to wrap up Toronto Film Festival

Rachel Weisz and Bill Nighy
Image caption Weisz and Nighy star in the modern-day espionage thriller

British spy tale Page Eight, starring Bill Nighy and Rachel Weisz, will close next month's Toronto International Film Festival, it has been announced.

Other movies that have been added to the line-up include Nicole Kidman's thriller Trespass, and Killer Elite starring Robert De Niro.

Last month it was announced that a documentary about rock band U2 will open the event in September.

The week-long gala is a key event ahead of the Oscars.

The festival also features the world premieres of films by Luc Besson, Terence Davies, Francis Ford Coppola and Michael Winterbottom.

The Deep Blue Sea, another film starring Weisz, wil also be showcased at the event.

Festival attendees will also have a chance to see Terrence Howard's film about Nelson Mandela's former wife Winnie, and Gerard Butler's African missionary tale Machine Gun Preacher.

It was previously announced Francis Ford Coppola - the director of The Godfather and Apocalypse Now - will premiere Twixt, a murder mystery featuring Val Kilmer.

Last year Toronto's top audience prize went to The King's Speech, which went on to win the Academy Award for best picture.

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