The 2011 Sundance Film Festival is just a few weeks away, but if can’t get to Utah this year, don’t worry because the festival is coming to you!
The festival will take place January 20-30 in and around Park City, Utah and will include an eclectic mix of documentaries, like Michael Rapaport’s Tribe Called Quest documentary Beats, Rhymes and Life, and new films from up and coming film makers, like Vera Farmiga’s Higher Ground.
Samuel L. Jackson, Luke Wilson, and Leslie Bibb are all confirmed to star in Meeting Evil, a noir thriller based on a novel of the same name by Thomas Berger.
Wilson will star as John Felton, a real estate salesman sent into a deep depression by the economic collapse. He ends up on a joy ride with a stranger named Richie (played by Jackson) who brings them down a path towards violence. Bibb will portray Felton’s wife.
Apparently, Scene Louisiana has been busy this week. First, they confirmed Brad Pitt’s next movie Cogan’s Trade will be shot in New Orleans and now they’ve confirmed two of the filming locations for The Dark Knight Rises.
– The National Post picked their Top 11 Movies for the Upcoming Year including Hanna. Check out the movie’s trailer above. [The National Post]
– A Boardwalk Empiresque series based on the book, Lords of the Levee: The Story of Bathhouse John and Hinky Dink, the long-time bosses of Chicago’s First Ward, is reportedly in the works. There are reports that Robert De Niro’s production company is planning to shoot the series in Chicago next year. [Chicagoist]
On Tuesday, Angelina Jolie was spotted at a Barnes and Noble in Springfield, Missouri, case of mistake identity? Not quite. Ang was in town, along with Brad Pitt and their 6 kids, to spend time with Brad’s family.
The couple, and Brad’s parents Bill and Jane Pitt, also took a tour of the pediatric center at St. John’s Hospital, which was renamed to St. John’s Jane Pitt Pediatric Center last year after the The Jolie-Pitts donated $1 million to the hospital. But the family reunion didn’t last long, the entire Jolie-Pitt brood was seen boarding a plane in Springfield today.