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The Joker and Mr. Rogers are heading to Toronto.

The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled its 2019 lineup, which is led by "Joker" starring Joaquin Phoenix.

“This is our first entry into the superhero world as far as I can remember,” said TIFF executive director Joana Vicente. “But it’s a really original vision. It’s disturbing, utterly compelling, really gripping from start to finish. ... And one of the most remarkable things is that Joaquin Phoenix, in a career of great performances, gives one of his very best.”

Among the 16 gala selections and 37 presentations is the upcoming Mr. Rogers biopic "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," starring Tom Hanks as the beloved children's TV host.

The lineup includes several movies that will be eyed for awards season contention, including "Ford v Ferrari" with Matt Damon and Christian Bale, the adaptation of the bestseller "The Goldfinch," and Steven Soderbergh's "Laundromat" with Meryl Streep.

Here's the full lineup:

GALA PRESENTATIONS 2019
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band
Daniel Roher | Canada

Radioactive
Marjane Satrapi | United Kingdom

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Marielle Heller | USA

Abominable
Jill Culton | USA

Blackbird
Roger Michell | United Kingdom

Ford v Ferrari
James Mangold | USA

Harriet
Kasi Lemmons | USA

Hustlers
Lorene Scafaria | USA

Joker
Todd Phillips | USA

Just Mercy
Destin Daniel Cretton | USA

Ordinary Love
Lisa Barros D’Sa, Glenn Leyburn | United Kingdom

The Goldfinch
John Crowley | USA

The Sky Is Pink
Shonali Bose | India

The Song of Names
François Girard | Canada

True History of the Kelly Gang
Justin Kurzel | Australia

Western Stars
Thom Zimny, Bruce Springsteen | USA

American Woman
Semi Chellas | Canada

Clemency
Chinonye Chukwu| USA

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS 2019
A Herdade
Tiago Guedes | Portugal

Bad Education
Cory Finley | USA

Coming Home Again
Wayne Wang | USA/South Korea

The Two Popes
Fernando Meirelles

Dolemite Is My Name
Craig Brewer | USA

Ema
Pablo Larraín | Chile

Endings, Beginnings
Drake Doremus | USA

Frankie
Ira Sachs | France/Portugal

Greed
Michael Winterbottom | United Kingdom