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Star-studded line up for London Film Festival

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The line up for this year’s London Film Festival has been revealed, with an array of Hollywood stars expected to grace the red carpet.

Opening with the UK premiere of Eastern Promises, David Cronenberg’s thriller starring Naomi Watts and Viggo Mortensen, the event is expected to feature various movies based on the ‘war on terror’.

Brian De Palma and Nick Broomfield will showcase their latest projects - Redacted and Battle for Haditha - which both deal with real-life events involving US marines in Iraq.

Tom Cruise, Robert Redford and Meryl Street star in Redford’s Lions for Lambs, a film about the war in Afghanistan.

Those taking to the stage to discuss their work include Steve Buscemi, Robert Rodriguez and Paul Greengrass.

LFF director Sandra Hebron said of the festival: “In a very strong year for world cinema, we are delighted to be able to present such a wide ranging and high quality programme of films and special events, in which work by internationally renowned directors sits comfortably alongside that from many exciting new talents.

“We look forward to welcoming filmmakers, audiences and press and industry delegates alike to our two week celebration of the best, most creative and original films of the year.”

The festival kicks of on October 17, closing two weeks later with Wes Anderson’s comedy The Darjeeling Limited.

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