2010 Sundance: Premieres (O.O.C.)

One hundred and thirteen feature-length films are set to screen at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival from January 21st-31st in Park City, Utah.

Fourteen titles are set to have their world and/or North American premieres screen out-of-competition:

“Abel” (Mexico)
Cast: Jose Maria Yazpik, Karina Gidi, Carlos Aragon
Director: Diego Luna
A peculiar young boy, blurring reality and fantasy, assumes the responsibilities of a family man in his father’s absence. World Premiere

“Cane Toads: The Conquest”
Director: Mark Lewis
In 3D, Mark Lewis explores one of Australia’s greatest environmental catastrophes as he follows the unstoppable march of the cane toad across the Australian continent. World Premiere

“The Company Men”
Cast: Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper
Director: John Wells
Three company men attempt to survive a round of corporate downsizing while trying to fend off its effects on their families and their identities. World Premiere

“The Extra Man”
Cast: Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, John C. Reilly, and Katie Holmes
Directors: Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
A down-and-out playwright who escorts wealthy widows in Manhattan’s Upper East Side takes a young aspiring writer under his wing. World Premiere

“Get Low”
Cast: Robert Duvall, Bill Murray
Director: Aaron Schneider
A film spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about a mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who plans his own rollicking funeral party… while still alive. U.S. Premiere.

“Jack Goes Boating”
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan, John Ortiz
Director: Philip Seymour Hoffman
A limo driver’s blind date sparks a tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and grace centered around two working-class New York City couples. World Premiere

“The Killer Inside Me”
Cast: Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Simon Baker
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small Texan town; patient, polite and well liked, until he starts killing people. World Premiere

“Nowhere Boy” (UK)
Cast: Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Thomas Sangster, David Morrissey
Director: Sam Taylor Wood
A teenage John Lennon confronts wrenching family secrets and finds his musical voice in late 1950s Liverpool. International Premiere

“Please Give”
Cast: Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Keener
Director: Nicole Holofcener
In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives next door. World Premiere

“The Runaways”
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Scout Taylor-Compton, Michael Shannon
Director: Floria Sigismondi
In 1970s LA, a tough teenager named Joan Jett connects with an eccentric producer to form an all-girl band that would launch her career and make rock history. World Premiere

“Shock Doctrine”
Director: Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross
Closely based on the book by award-winning journalist Naomi Klein, Shock Doctrine exposes how shock is used to implement economic policy in vulnerable environments. North American Premiere

Cast: Chace Crawford, Emma Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, 50 Cent
Director: Joel Schumacher
A chronicle of the highs and lows of privileged kids on Manhattan’s Upper East Side involving sex, drugs and murder. World Premiere

“Untitled Duplass Brothers Project”
Cast: John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill, Catherine Keener
Director: Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass
A recently divorced guy meets a new lady. Then he meets her son who is, well…interesting. World Premiere.