Do we have a new Queen of Sundance ready to be crowned?
Festival might need more starpower in the premieres category
The Sundance programmers really don't care about including movies with big stars in their competition programs but…it's always nice to have some famous faces for when the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City come up to spend money at the festival (just sayin'). Listen, we're all for Jack Black ("The D Plan"), Chiwetel Ejiofor ("Z for Zachariah") and Taylor Schilling ("The Overnight"), but where's the "shiny pretty thing" star? A Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Shailine Woodley, Ryan Gosling, Kristen Stewart or, his holiness, Benedict Cumberbatch? And no, we don't care if they didn't even make an indie film that was submitted. We want our shiny star! (All kidding aside, we'd expect something or someone intoxicating when the premiere category is revealed next week).
- Gregory Ellwood