The Sundance Film Festival has already released its full lineup of films for next year’s festival, including a new film by Alex Ross Perry (“Listen Up Philip”), directorial debuts from Taylor Sheridan (“Sicario”) and Macon Blair (“Blue Ruin”) and more. One of the films that will make its world premiere at the festival will be “The Last Word,” starring Shirley MacLaine as a controlling retired businesswoman who wishes to write her own obituary before she dies. She enlists the help of a young journalist (Amanda Seyfried) who ends up searching for the truth, only to be surprised by their burgeoning friendship. The film co-stars Anne Heche (“Hung”), Thomas Sadoski (“John Wick”), Joel Murray (“Mad Men”), Philip Baker Hall (“Hard Eight”) and more. Watch a trailer for the film below.
The film is directed by Mark Pellington. He previously directed the films “Going All The Way,” which won a special commendation for its production design at the 1997 Sundance Festival, “Arlington Road,” starring Jeff Bridges and Tim Robbins, as well as “I Melt With You” about four middle-aged men and a suicide pact.
“The Last Word” will premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in January. It will then be released in theaters on March 10, courtesy of Bleecker Street.