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Is Brad Pitt coming to TIFF? Is George Clooney?

Cast member Brad Pitt arrives on the red carpet ahead of the screening of the film "Killing Them Softly" at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

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It now appears Brad Pitt will be in Toronto Friday evening for the premiere of 12 Years a Slave, the new movie from British filmmaker Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame). Various tweeters say his presence is confirmed, even though he was in the U.K. on a movie set on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, one of his costars, Michael Fassbender, is already in town.

The big speculation is whether George Clooney, who stars in Gravity and produced August: Osage County (starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts) will be in town this weekend. A report from last week said he was skipping this year's festival, but hope lives on in Twitter.

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