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Lights, Camera, Action! TIFF kicks off Thursday

Last Updated Sep 6, 2018 at 8:30 am EST

A sign bearing the Toronto International Film Festival logo sits on a fork lift as preparations are made for the festival's opening night on September 7, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off today with the world premiere of the Netflix historical drama “Outlaw King.”

Chris Pine stars in the epic tale as 14th-century Scottish outlaw hero Robert the Bruce.

It’s the first-ever movie from a streaming giant to open an international film festival.

Other big films set to screen at the festival include First Man, starring London, Ont., native Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong.

Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper makes his directorial debut with A Star Is Born which features him and Lady Gaga.

And Julia Roberts has two projects at the festival — the film Ben is Back and the Amazon series Homecoming.

The festival ends Sept. 16.

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