As we begin to look towards this year’s awards season, a new crop of films have just been announced for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival - the festival where potential awards contenders first get unveiled.
This year’s selection is mostly “devoted to exploring the myriad forms of human sexuality” noted the festival’s director John Cooper, and several of our favourite rising stars will be premiering new pics.
James Ponsoldt’s “The Spectacular Now” with Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller will debut at the festival competing in the US Dramatic Competition, along with the Rooney Mara/Casey Affleck starrer “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints“, and “Kill Your Darlings“, the Beat drama with Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan and Elisabeth Olsen.
Also competing will be Kaya Scodelario and Aneurin Barnard in Francesca Gregorini’s “Emauel and the Truth About Fishes” (which Rooney Mara was originally slated to star in), “Fruitvale” with Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer, and “The Lifeguard” with Kristen Bell and Martin Starr.
There are sixteen titles in all competing for the US Dramatic Competition, including other films that feature Juno Temple, Scoot McNairy, Jonathon Groff, Corey Stoll and Alison Brie .
In recent years many of the Sundance award winners have gone to become Oscar contenders (“Junebug”, “Frozen River”, “Winters Bone“), with this year’s big awards hopeful “Beasts of the Southern Wild” premiering at Sundance 2012 and going on to win at the Cannes Film Festival as well.
Take a look below the cut for further information on all the entries to this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Which do you think we’ll still be talking about this time next year?
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