Howl, Jack Goes Boating, The Extra Man, et al. Set for Sundance Film Festival
Among the 16 films in the U.S. Dramatic Competition are Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's Howl, which will star James Franco, David Strathairn, Mary-Louise Parker, and Jeff Daniels; Josh Radnor's happythankyoumoreplease, featuring Radnor, Zoe Kazan and Pablo Schreiber; Spenser Susser's Hesher with Natalie Portman and Piper Laurie; Kevin Tyler's Holy Rollers, co-starring Ari Graynor; Tanya Hamilton's Night Catches Us, starring Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, and Wendell Pierce; Mark Ruffalo's Sympathy for Delicious, in which he will star alongside Orlando Bloom, Juliette Lewis, and Laura Linney; Eric Mendelsohn's 3 Backyards, which stars Edie Falco, Kathryn Erbe, and Danai Gurira; and Jake Scott's Welcome to the Rileys, starring James Gandolfini.
The Documentary Competition will include Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, focusing on the life and career of the comedian, and Josh Fox's Gasland. The World Cinema Competition includes Animal Kingdom, which will star Joel Edgerton, who is currently starring opposite Cate Blanchett in A Streetcar Named Desire.
Non-competitive films will include Philip Seymour Hoffman's film version of Bob Glaudini's play Jack Goes Boating, co-starring Hoffman, Amy Ryan, John Ortiz, and Daphne Rubin-Vega; The Extra Man, starring Katie Holmes, John C. Reilly, Kevin Kline, and Paul Dano; Sam Taylor Wood's Nowhere Man, starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Anne-Marie Duff; and Nicole Holofcener's Please Give, starring Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, and Catherine Keener.