LFF kicks off in just 5 days

Borat set to fly in for The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival! Oh and so are Hoffman and Affleck

There’s no doubt that The London Film Festival gets our fair capital cracklin’ for a couple of weeks a year and with 2006 being the 50th anniversary, you can bet it’s going to be quite a humdinger.

It all kicks off next Wednesday, 18 October, with the star-packed premiere of The Last King Of Scotland - which will open the floodgates on a constant stream of Tinseltown favourites, pouring in to preside over their flicks.

Bob Hoskins and Ben Affleck will wave to the crowds before presenting Hollywoodland; Emilio Estevez and an assortment of his colossal cast will roll up for the gala screening of Bobby; Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Tim Burton, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson are also London-bound to promote various projects. After all that, we have to admit, it’s the prospect of Sacha Baron Cohen’s arrival for the UK premiere of Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan that really fluffs our muffler.

Click here to head over to the LFF site and get the juice on the festival.