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1. ‘A.C.O.D.’ (WME)

DIRECTOR Stu Zicherman

STARS Adam Scott, Catherine O’Hara, Amy Poehler, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jessica Alba

THE BUZZ The high-concept comedy about a man who learns he was part of a divorce study as a child is generating heat because of its quirky cast._sundanceAint_Them_Bodies_Saints

2. ‘AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS’ (WME, Cassian Elwes)

DIRECTOR David Lowery
STARS Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Ben Foster
THE BUZZ Buyers are enthusiastic about this film, which follows three characters on various sides of the law, drawing comparisons to Terrence Malick’s Badlands.

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3. ‘AUSTENLAND’ (UTA)

DIRECTOR Jerusha Hess
STAR Keri Russell
THE BUZZ Hess, who launched her career at Sundance as the writer of 2004’s Napoleon Dynamite, tackles the story of a thirtysomething single woman obsessed with Pride and Prejudice‘s Mr. Darcy in this comic fantasy.
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4. ‘BEFORE MIDNIGHT’ (Cinetic)

DIRECTOR Richard Linklater
STARS Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
THE BUZZ The original indie-darling couple should spark plenty of interest as this trilogy wraps up.
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5. ‘DON JON’S ADDICTION’ (WME, CAA)

DIRECTOR Joseph Gordon-Levitt
STARS Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza
THE BUZZ Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut is sure to top every buyer’s list thanks to its hot cast.
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6. ‘FRUITVALE’ (WME)

DIRECTOR Ryan Coogler
STARS Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Chad Michael Murray
THE BUZZ This drama, based on a true story, tracks a 22-year-old Bay Area man on the last day of his life.
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7. ‘THE LOOK OF LOVE’ (UTA/StudioCanal)

DIRECTOR Michael Winterbottom
STAR Steve Coogan
THE BUZZ The biopic of British adult magazine publisher Paul Raymond is one of this Sundance’s many sexually themed titles.
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8. ‘PRINCE AVALANCHE’ (Cinetic)

DIRECTOR David Gordon Green
STARS Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch
THE BUZZ Returning to his indie roots, Green explores an unlikely friendship between two highway road workers.
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9. ‘THE NECESSARY DEATH OF CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN’ (CAA)

DIRECTOR Fredrik Bond
STARS Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood
THE BUZZ The violent drama follows a young American pursuing a mysterious Romanian woman.
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10. THE WAY, WAY BACK’ (WME, CAA)

DIRECTOR Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
STARS Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, Liam James
THE BUZZ The Descendants co-writers direct a coming-of-age tale about a teen, his mom, her boyfriend and a water park.
— words by tatiana siegel, source from hollywoodreporter.com

 

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