TORONTO - Actor Michael Caine, comedian Chris Rock and Canadian director Atom Egoyan are among the stars set to get intimate with fans at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Caine and Rock have signed on to the "Mavericks" showcase, in which industry types appear onstage before audiences for Q-and-A's about their latest projects at the festival.
Directors Barry Levinson and Peter Berg and documentarian Frederick Wiseman are also in the Mavericks lineup for the festival, which kicks off Sept. 10.
Toronto-based Egoyan, meanwhile, will be interviewed onstage as part of a "Master Class" at the festival.
Cinema lovers can also catch Oscar-winning screenwriter Neil Jordan as he participates in the festival's "In Dialogues: Talking With Pictures."
The showcase sees filmmakers and actors presenting films that have inspired them or have marked a significant period in their careers.
Other participants in the "In Dialogues" showcase include director Joe Dante and Toronto talents Ted Kotcheff and Sook-Yin Lee.
In the "Talent Lab" session for emerging filmmakers, Toronto actor-director Don McKellar returns as one of four mentors.
"Talent Lab" guests include Egoyan, actor Tilda Swinton and Montreal director Ivan Reitman.