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Benedict Cumberbatch, Helen Mirren lead stars to attend London Film Festival

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LONDON — , and are among the British stars to attend this year's London Film Festival.

Among the highlights to be screened during the Oct. 7-18 festival are "Trumbo," starring as Dalton Trumbo, the Hollywood screenwriter who was blacklisted for being an alleged Communist sympathizer, and mobster drama "Black Mass," starring Cumberbatch and .

Other headlining films announced Tuesday include "The Lady in the Van," which stars Smith as an elderly woman who lived in a battered car for over a decade, and "Carol," a 1950s drama starring and .

The festival will open with the European premiere of historical drama "Suffragette," starring and . The biopic "," starring , will close the festival.

PHOTO: British Director Louis Theroux poses for photographers at the 59th BFI London Film Festival launch at a central London venue, London, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)
British Director Louis Theroux poses for photographers at the 59th BFI London Film Festival launch at a central London venue, London, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)

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