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TIFF 2016 Day 1: ‘The Magnificent Seven,’ ‘Free Fire’ stars hit red carpet

'The Magnificent Seven' cast poses at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 8, 2016. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The 41st Toronto International Film Festival kicked off Thursday and The Magnificent Seven, a remake of the classic 1960s Western, made its highly anticipated debut.

The Midnight Mass programme also began at 11:59 p.m. with English director Ben Wheatley’s follow-up to High Rise, the Martin Scorsese-produced Free Fire, which stars Cillian Murphy and last year’s Best Actress Oscar winner Brie Larson.

With Toronto facing another hot, muggy day and a heat warning still in effect, TIFF began with the first day of Festival Street, a public promenade spanning King Street between several major festival venues (including Roy Thomson Hall, Princess of Wales, and Bell Lightbox, and the Hyatt Regency hotel, home of TIFF’s Industry operations).

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On the street there will be performances, marketing activations, screenings and patios for some of the restaurants. Yesterday’s highlights included a screening of The Man Trap, a classic episode of the original Star Trek TV series.

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King St. will be closed to vehicle traffic between University and Spadina until first thing Monday morning.

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Actor Chris Pratt attends The Magnificent Seven premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016.

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Pratt plays Josh Faraday, one of seven outlaws who prepare the town for a violent showdown.

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Director Antoine Fuqua attends The Magnificent Seven premiere at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016.

Fuqua called the Toronto Film Festival his “lucky charm” on Thursday night, before paying tribute to the late composer James Horner for helping him complete his The Magnificent Seven remake.

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Actress and TIFF platform jury member Ziyi Zhang arrives at the world premiere of The Magnificent Seven at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016.

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Actor Luke Grimes arrives at The Magnificent Seven premiere at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016.

The Fifty Shades of Grey actor plays a young farmer named Teddy Q, who goes on a search with a fellow townswoman to find gunmen to help them defend their town from bandits.

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Actress Haley Bennet arrives at The Magnificent Seven premiere at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016.

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Bennet is the only female star of Fuqua’s much-anticipated remake.

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Actor Ethan Hawke arrives at The Magnificent Seven press conference during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 8, 2016.

Hawke plays Goodnight Robicheaux, one of the seven gunmen who find themselves all brought together in the hopes of saving a poor village from the criminal forces that wish to destroy it.

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Actor Denzel Washington attends The Magnificent Seven premiere at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016.

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During a press conference preceding the premiere, Fuqua said, “I just wanted to see Denzel Washington on a horse.”

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Actress Brie Larson attends the Free Fire premiere during TIFF 2016 at Ryerson Theatre on September 8, 2016.

Larson plays the only lady in a group of guys in this ’70s gangster flick.

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On the other side of town, Canadian model Coco Rocha stunned in a topknot at the Ambi pre-TIFF gala on September 7 to raise money for youth at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto.

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Actress Anne Hathaway arrives in Toronto with paparazzi snapping her at the airport. At TIFF 2016, she’s debuting her latest film, Colossal.

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We hear that Dakota Fanning has arrived in Toronto, ready to hit TIFF for the premiere of American Pastoral on Day 2 of the festival.

She plays a young anti–Vietnam war activist in the film directed by Ewan McGregor, which has heavy Oscar buzz heading into this year’s fest.

We also hear that you could potentially catch celebrities like James Franco, Zoe Kravitz and Michael Fassbender at The Hoxton, a shabby-chic club on King West.

For more candid TIFF shots, take a look through our Day 1 gallery.

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(2ndL-R) Actors Peter Sarsgaard, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Haley Bennett, Chris Pratt, Denzel Washington, director Antoine Fuqua, actors Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee and Martin Sensmeier speak at "The Magnificent Seven" press conference during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Actors Haley Bennett, Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington speak at "The Magnificent Seven" press conference during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Director Antoine Fuqua and actor Ethan Hawke speak at "The Magnificent Seven" press conference during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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(L-R) Actors Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Haley Bennett and Chris Pratt speak at "The Magnificent Seven" press conference during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Actors Chris Pratt and Denzel Washington speak at "The Magnificent Seven" press conference during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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(L-R) Actors Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Haley Bennett, Vincent D'Onofrio, Chris Pratt, Byung-Hun Lee Martin Sensmeier and director Antoine Fuqua attend "The Magnificent Seven" press conference during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Actors Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke and Peter Sarsgaard attend "The Magnificent Seven" press conference during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Actor Ethan Hawke attends "The Magnificent Seven" press conference during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Actress Haley Bennett poses during a photo call for The Magnificent 7 at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, September 8, 2016. GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images
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The cast of The Magnificent 7 poses for a photo at a photo call during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, September 8, 2016. GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images
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Actress Haley Bennett attends "The Magnificent Seven" press conference during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Chris Pratt poses for photographers at the premiere of the Magnificent 7 at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, September 8, 2016. GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images
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Actor Ethan Hawke attends "The Magnificent Seven" press conference during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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The cast of The Magnificent 7 poses for a photo at a photo call during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Ontario, September 8, 2016. GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images
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Actress Ziyi Zhang attends "The Magnificent Seven" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Mike Windle/Getty Images
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Actress Ziyi Zhang attends "The Magnificent Seven" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Mike Windle/Getty Images
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Actor Peter Sarsgaard attends "The Magnificent Seven" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Mike Windle/Getty Images
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Actor Chris Pratt attends "The Magnificent Seven" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Mike Windle/Getty Images
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Actor Martin Sensmeier attends "The Magnificent Seven" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Actress Haley Bennett attends "The Magnificent Seven" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by ). Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Actor Chris Pratt attends "The Magnificent Seven" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Mike Windle/Getty Images
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Actor Chris Pratt attends "The Magnificent Seven" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Mike Windle/Getty Images
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Actor Chris Pratt attends "The Magnificent Seven" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Mike Windle/Getty Images
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Actor Vincent D'Onofrio attends "The Magnificent Seven" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Mike Windle/Getty Images
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Actor Peter Sarsgaard attends "The Magnificent Seven" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Mike Windle/Getty Images
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Actor Denzel Washington attends "The Magnificent Seven" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Mike Windle/Getty Images
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(L-R) Actors Haley Bennett and Denzel Washington attend "The Magnificent Seven" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Mike Windle/Getty Images
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(L-R) Actresses Carrie Lazar and Alix Angelis attend "The Magnificent Seven" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Mike Windle/Getty Images
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Actress Alix Angelis attends "The Magnificent Seven" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Mike Windle/Getty Images
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Actor Byung-hun Lee attends "The Magnificent Seven" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Actor Luke Grimes attends "The Magnificent Seven" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Director Antoine Fuqua attends "The Magnificent Seven" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Mike Windle/Getty Images
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Actress Alix Angelis attends "The Magnificent Seven" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Actors Chris Pratt (L) and Denzel Washington attend "The Magnificent Seven" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Actor Manuel Garcia-Rulfo attends "The Magnificent Seven" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Mike Windle/Getty Images
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Actress Brie Larson attends the "Free Fire" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
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Actor Michael Smiley attends the "Free Fire" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
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Actor Armie Hammer attends the "Free Fire" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
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Actor Sam Riley attends the "Free Fire" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
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Elizabeth Hammer attends the "Free Fire" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
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Filmmaker Ben Wheatley attends the "Free Fire" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 8, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

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