Foxfire

Though we got it once before as a 1992 Annette Haywood-Carter film starring a young Angelina Jolie and (before-she-was-famous) Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis, there's certainly room for improvement. And when you have the Palme d'Or-winning director behind "The Class," filmmaker Laurent Cantet, deciding to take on the classic Joyce Carol Oates novel "Foxfire: Confessions Of A Girl Gang," and bring it to the big screen, our interest is piqued.

Forgoing big names, Cantet has gone with newcomers Claire Mazerolle, Kate Coseni and Madeleine Bisson, in the story that follows the five teenagers from a small town in New York State in the 1950s who, out of their distrust of society, form a secret group called Foxfire to avenge the brutal humiliations they have suffered at the hands of men. Here's the official synopsis: The latest film from Palme d’Or winner Laurent Cantet (Entre les murs) is a vivid adaptation of the celebrated Joyce Carol Oates novel about a small-town girl gang in the 1950s.

"Foxfire" will make its World Premiere at TIFF. Alliance Films will distribute the picture in Canada, but no U.S. company has signed on just yet.

Foxfire, Laurent Cantent (skip crop)