From August: Osage County, to Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, the lineup for this year’s Toronto Film Festival looks like one big preview for the Oscars. Among the debuts is the highly anticipated adaptation of the Julian Assange/Wikileaks story The Fifth Estate. The drama, directed by Bill Condon, stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange with Daniel Brühl, David Thewlis, Stanley Tucci, Laura Linney and Dan Stevens in supporting roles. Two other upcoming premieres, scheduled for the festival also feature Benedict Cumberbatch – August: Osage County, the Tracy Letts play adaptation. In it, Cumberbatch is part of a star-studded cast, which includes Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Ewan McGregor. There’s also Twelve Years A Slave, Steve McQuin’s follow up to the 2011 Shame.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock Filming
Cumberbatch stars in three whole films at this year's festival.

Drama (of the onscreen kind) seems to rule this year at TIFF, with Kate Winslet and Keira Knightley both starring in upcoming genre productions. Winslet’s Labor Day tells the story of a single mother, battling depression, who takes in a convict.

Watch the trailer for The Fifth Estate below.

Knightley’s Can A Song Save Your Life is the retelling of a romance between music executive (Mark Ruffalo) and a young singer-songwriter (Knightley) in New York. A host of music professionals also feature prominently, including Adam Levine, Cee-Lo Green and Mos Def. Overall, the lineup looks interesting, if not as diverse as previous years. The full list can be seen on the official TIFF website.

Watch the Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom trailer below.