One of the best parts of Sundance announcing their line-up is that we finally get to take a look at some of the movies that we’ve been eagerly anticipating. Here we have the first official photo of Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck in a rather dramatic moment in David Lowery’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”, announced this morning to be premiering in the US Dramatic Competition at Sundance in January.
Lowery expanded his own short film of the same name for his feature directorial debut, and got one hell of a cast in Mara, Affleck, Ben Foster and Nate Parker to act out the story of a man who escapes from prison and sets out on a journey to reunite with his wife and the daughter he’s never met. Affleck and Mara play the doomed Bonnie and Clyde-esque couple, who were sent to prison in the first place after being brought down by the law. The first image from the film seems to set the stage for that arrest and separation.
This is definitely one of our most anticipated of the fest, and you can see the first photo now below, thanks to The NY Times.