The festival released the names of 20 additional films that will be in the Special Presentations section:
Some big names in these films, including:
- The Brothers Bloom, starring Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel Weisz, with Maximillian Schell and Robbie Coltrane.
- Easy Virtue, with Colin Firth, Jessica Biel, and Kristin Scott Thomas, based on the Noel Coward play.
- Genova, from director Michael Winterbottom (Code 46, The Road to Guantanamo), with Colin Firth (again!), Catherine Keener, and Hope Davis.
- Is There Anybody There? with Michael Caine.
- Management, with Steve Zahn, Jennifer Aniston, and Woody Harrelson.
- Me and Orson Wells with Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Ben Chaplin, and Christian McKay.
- Slumdog Millionaire from director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later).
- Zack and Miri Make a Porno, from director Kevin Smith, starring Seth Rogan and Elizabeth Banks.
- The Burning Plain, with Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger.
- Che, a two part-movie about Ernesto Guevara, from Stephen Soderbergh.
- Synecdoche, New York, from director Charlie Kaufman, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Catherine Keener, Dianne Wiest, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Emily Watson, and Hope Davis.
- The Wrestler, from Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream), starring Mickey Rourke.
- Flash of Genius, starring Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Dermot Mulroney, and Alan Alda.