The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) may not start until early September, but the celebrity attendees have already started revealing themselves.
Today, TIFF artistic director Cameron Bailey announced that Chinese superstar Jackie Chan will be attending the Canadian film festival in conjunction with the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto Asian Film Summit. The Summit is scheduled to take place on September 10 at the hotel.
"As both a key launchpad for films in North America and home to huge audiences for Asian cinema, we think Toronto can be a prime meeting place for the Asian and western film industries," said Bailey. "The Shangri-La Hotel Toronto Asian Film Summit is our humble attempt to offer a platform where industry leaders can foster deeper relationships, generate new ideas and find new business opportunities."
Well-known producer and director Chan will be attending the Summit as a guest of honour. Another notable attendee will be Senator Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), who was one of the first to confirm his participation.
Chan recently retired from acting in action movies, saying the world is "too violent" and he's "too old for stunts."