THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM (UK), 01 sep
Based on a Peter Ackroyd Victorian murder mystery, The Limehouse Golem is a Gothic thriller set in 1880s London. Detective Inspector John Kildare (Bill Nighy) is assigned to the case of the Limehouse Golem, a serial killer murdering unconnected victims, leaving behind barely identifiable corpses. All is not what it seems - everyone is a suspect and everyone has a secret. Directed by Juan Carlos Medina and adapted for the screen by Jane Goldman.
borg/mcenroe (sweden) 22 sep
This new Swedish film about the long running rivalry between the calm Swedish tennis star Björn Borg and the volatile American John McEnroe, will have its world premiere as the opening night gala film at Toronto Film Festival on 07 September. Starring Shia LaBeouf as John McEnroe and Sverrir Gudnason as Björn Borg, the focus of the film is their epic match at the Wimbledon finals on 05 July, 1980.
The supporting cast includes Stellan Skarsgård as Borg’s legendary trainer, Lennart Bergelin; Tuva Novotny as Borg’s wife at the time, Mariana Simionescu; and in a small role Björn Borg’s own son, Leo Borg, plays his father as a youngster.
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