Even though they have an Oscar under their belt for Alexander Payne‘s “The Descendants,” screenwriters Nat Faxon and Jim Rash will be at Park City next month as newbie directors, with their feature debut “The Way, Way Back” ready to unpsool. We got our first look at the movie in August, but now another new snap has arrived of Sam Rockwell, who stars in the flick alongside a pretty solid cast including Steve Carell, Maya Rudolph, AnnaSophia Robb, Allison Janney, Rob Corddry, Liam James and more. Here’s the synopsis: Duncan, an introverted 14-year-old, comes into his own over the course of a comedic summer when he forms unlikely friendships with the gregarious manager of a rundown water park and the misfits who work there.
Just when we were lamenting the CV of Kathryn Hahn, one of those featured in our piece about great actors who need more work, along comes “Afternoon Delight.” It heads to Utah, and will see Hahn star opposite the always busy Juno Temple. Synopsis: In this sexy, dark comedy, a lost L.A. housewife puts her idyllic hipster life in jeopardy when she tries to rescue a stripper by taking her in as a live-in nanny.
Lastly, car enthusiast and actress Lake Bell stars in her feature directorial debut “In A World…” Demetri Martin, Rob Corddry, Ken Marino and more are along for the ride. Official synopsis: An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voiceover star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.
All will be playing the Sundance Film Festival in January and seeking distribution.