Sundance adds new premieres featuring 'True Blood's' Anna Paquin, Katie Holmes and Julianne Moore
Already packing a busy and star-studded line up, the Sundance Film Festival announced the addition of three additional premieres to next month's fest. The non-competition features make this year's event more anticipated than ever.
"It's a Wonderful Afterlife"
Director: Gurinder Chadha ("Bend it like Beckham")
Screenwriters: Paul Mayeda Berges and Gurinder Chadha
Synopsis: A comedy centered on an Indian mother who discovers that finding the perfect son-in-law can be murder.
Cast: Shabana Azmi, Goldy Notay, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Sally Hawkins.
"The Kids are Alright"
Director: Lisa Cholodenko ("High Art")
Screenwriters: Stuart Blumberg and Lisa Cholodenko
Synopsis: Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their birth father into their family life.
Cast: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson, Mark Ruffalo, Annette Bening.
Director and screenwriter: Galt Niederhoffer, based on her novel
Synopsis: The Romantics, a zeitgeist love story and generational comedy, takes place over the course of one night at a deluxe seaside wedding.
Cast: Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, Anna Paquin, Adam Brody, Malin Ackerman, Elijah Wood, Candice Bergen, Jeremy Strong, Dianna Agron.
It goes without saying that if half of the talent associated with this year's line up appear at their film's premieres it may be the most paparazzi filled festival ever. Other noteworthy talents with films on Sundance's agenda include Kristen Stewart, Natalie Portman, Ryan Gosling, Orlando Bloom, Jon Hamm, James Franco, Chace Crawford, Tommy Lee Jones, Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Jonah Hill, 50 Cent, Kiefer Sutherland and Simon Baker, just to name a few.
The 2010 Sundance Film Festival runs from Jan. 21-31 in Park City, Utah. Look for complete coverage on HitFix and at HitFix.com/Sundance as the festival draws closer.