Happy Sundance Week, everybody! Hollywood has officially descended on the Park City film festival to promote the most promising indie movies--and if they're lucky, score studio backers for a theatrical release.
Sure, we can always count on an industry event like this one to be packed with our favorites. But from Chloe Moretz to Shailene Woodley to Keira Knightley, this year's attendees reads like an all-inclusive list of NYLON girls, all of whom have really awesome movies we want to know more about. These low-budget flicks are clearly projects close to the actors' hearts (AKA, what Moretz does when she's not starring in blockbusters like Carrie or Kick-Ass), so why not get prepped on them right now?
While the actors are wrapping up things in Utah, get schooled on the films these stars have in the pipeline. Then when the movies (fingers crossed!) come out, you'll be one step ahead of everyone else.
The Movie: Better Angels
The Stars: Diane Kruger, Brit Marling
The One Sentence Summary: Produced by Terrence Malick, it follows the life of Abraham Lincoln as a young boy.
The Movie: Happy Christmas
The Stars: Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey and Lena Dunham
The One Sentence Summary: What happens when a man's twenty-something sister (Kendrick) comes to babysit his child.
The Movie: One Song
The Stars: Anne Hathaway
The One Sentence Summary: An uptight anthropologist studying in Morocco returns to New York for a family emergency and falls in love.
The Movie: Laggies
The Stars: Chloe Moretz, Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell
The One Sentence Summary: The comedy revolves around Megan (Knightley) who befriends a 16-year-old (Moretz) after she feels trapped in her romantic relationship.
The Movie: The One I Love
The Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Mark Duplass
The One Sentence Summary: A couple is sent on a retreat by their therapist.
The Movie: Low Down
The Stars: Elle Fanning, Glenn Close, John Hawkes
The One Sentence Summary: Based on the eponymous novel by Amy-Jo Albany, follows the life of pianist Joe Albany (Hawkes) from his daughter's perspective (Fanning) as he struggles with substance abuse.
The Movie: Camp X-Ray
The Stars: Kristen Stewart
The One Sentence Summary: Revolves around the life of a soldier as she becomes close with detainees at Guantanamo Bay.
The Movie: Frank
The Stars: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal
The One Sentence Summary: The comedy follows an aspiring musician after he joins a pop band.
The Movie: Whiplash
The Stars: Miles Teller
The One Sentence Summary: In this Sundance opener, a drumming student is at odds with his jazz band instructor.
The Movie: A Most Wanted Man
The Stars: William Dafoe, Rachel McAdams, Phillip Seymour Hoffman
The One Sentence Summary: A cat-and-mouse game set in the context of the War on Terror.
The Movie: Rudderless
The Stars: Selena Gomez, Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin
The One Sentence Summary: A grieving father starts a band in order to honor his late son.
The Movie: White Bird in a Blizzard
The Stars: Shailene Woodley, Eva Green
The One Sentence Summary: Set from 1988-1991, a girl searches to find herself after her mother mysteriously disappears.
The Movie: Infinitely Polar Bear
The Stars: Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo
The One Sentence Summary: A relationship-based dramedy centered around a father with bipolar disorder and his wife.
The Movie: Wish I Was Here
The Stars: Zach Braff, Donald Faison
The One Sentence Summary: The Kickstarter-funded project (helmed by Braff) revolves around spirituality, growing up, and duh, awesome music.
The Movie: Listen Up Philip
The Stars: Krysten Ritter, Elisabeth Moss, Jason Schwartzman
The One Sentence Summary: A comedy that follows egos of the New York literary world.