The update of the Sundance website every year brings with it the release of plenty of first looks at the latest batch of films set to premiere at the upcoming festival. This year is no different.
First up is Jesse Peretz‘s indie-comedy “My Idiot Brother” which stars Paul Rudd as “an idealist dealing with his overbearing mother, who crashes into the homes of his three ambitious sisters and, in succession, brings truth, happiness and a sunny disposition into their lives while also wreaking havoc.” There’s a stellar supporting cast starring alongside Rudd with Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer portraying his three sisters, Rashida Jones playing Deschanel’s lesbian lover, no less, and the likes of Adam Scott, Steve Coogan, Hugh Dancy, Kathryn Hahn, Shirley Knight and Janet Montgomery in various roles.
More first looks from Sundance after the jump.
Drake Doremus broke out last year at Sundance with his bro-mancer “Douchebag” and is hoping to repeat his success a year later with the more high-profile relationship dramedy “Like Crazy” which stars rising thespians Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones and a fellow 2010 Sundance starrer, Jennifer Lawrence, who will no doubt draw much attention on her return. The film was noted to be a mostly improvised drama that follows the long distance relationship of Jacob, an American and Sam, a young British woman who meet while in college.
The closing night film at the festival will be Dito Montiel‘s cop thriller “The Son Of One” which features the star-studded cast of Al Pacino, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Tracy Morgan, Katie Holmes and Juliette Binoche in the story of “a young cop who followed the footsteps of his deceased father and is assigned to the neighborhood where he grew up, the projects in Queens. The post 9/11 atmosphere there is tense and he soon runs into an old secret which threatens to destroy his life and family.” Tatum previously described the pic as a “cop psycho drama” revealing that “it’s going to be nuts.”
Lastly, here’s the first look at Matthew Chapman‘s “The Ledge,” a thriller which sound suspiciously similar to Asger Leth‘s Sam Worthington vehicle “Man On A Ledge.” Story centers on a man (Charlie Hunnam) standing on a high-rise ledge who insists he must jump by noon as a policeman below (Terrence Howard) tries to manage the situation, with director Chapman noting the premise will be used to “examine the different and sometimes dangerous beliefs people adopt as a means of surviving emotional trauma.”
The Sundance Film Festival runs runs for ten days starting on January 20th and is always one for unveiling a few early-year indie hits; 2010’s batch included “Winter’s Bone,” “Blue Valentine,” “Animal Kingdom” and “Cyrus.”[Sundance/Collider]