Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick, James Franco and Zachary Quinto and More Will Be Featured at Sundance

News   Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick, James Franco and Zachary Quinto and More Will Be Featured at Sundance
 
A starry lineup of actors will be featured in the premieres of narrative films at the Sundance Film Festival, according to Showbiz411.

Anna Kendrick
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Among the scheduled films are "Digging for Fire," by Jake Johnson and Joe Swanberg, which features Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane), Tony nominee Anna Kendrick (High Society, "Into the Woods"), Jake Johnson, Rosemarie Dewitt, Orlando Bloom (Romeo and Juliet) and Brie Larson. The film follows a husband and wife who embark on separate adventures after discovering a bone and a gun. Joe Swanberg directs.

James Franco (Of Mice and Men), Zachary Quinto (The Glass Menagerie, Angels in America) and Emma Roberts star in Justin Kelly and Stacey Miller's "I Am Michael," a true story about a gay activist who, after rejecting his homosexuality, becomes a Christian pastor. Justin Kelly directs.

Ewan McGregor (The Real Thing) plays both Jesus and the Devil in "Last Days in the Desert," written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia. Described as an imagined chapter from Jesus' 40 days spent praying and fasting in the desert, the film, which depicts Jesus struggling with the Devil over the fate of a family in danger, also features Ciaran Hinds (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Seafarer), Ayelet Zurer and Tye Sheridan.

Tony Award winner Viola Davis (King Hedley II, Fences) co-stars with Jennifer Lopez, Shea Whigham, Julius Tennon, Ron Caldwell and Aml Ameen in Patrick Gilfillan's "Lila & Eve," which follows a grief-stricken mother who, after attending a support group, meets a woman who urges her to take matters into her own hands to locate her son's killers. Charles Stone III directs.

Visit sundance.org/festivals/sundance-film-festival for complete listings and more information.

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