As we make our way to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, we’ll be posting images from the movies playing at the fest. After the jump you’ll find images and one-line synopses for the in-competition films Little Birds (starring Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker, Leslie Mann, Kate Bosworth, and Kyle Gallner) and On the Ice (starring Josiah Patkotak, Frank Qutuq Irelan, Teddy Kyle Smith, Adamina Kerr, and Sierra Jade Sampson). You’ll also find links to all of the other Sundance image articles we’ve done so far. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 20 – 30th.
Actresses Leslie Mann and Kate Bosworth along with Chris Coy (Greenberg) and Kyle Gallner (Jennifer’s Body) have come on board Elgin James’s semi-autobiographical drama Goodnight Moon. They’ll join AnnaSophia Robb and Juno Temple who play “young girls who find themselves in trouble after they run away to Los Angeles and hook up with skaters and street kids.” Those skaters and street kids are always up to no good.
According to THR, “Mann plays Temple’s mom, a woman who works at a secondhand clothing store but whose best years are behind her. Bosworth will be Mann’s sister. Coy will play an opportunistic, sociopathic street kid, and Gallner is a skater; both use the girls to run a scam that goes bad.” So basically it sounds like a spiritual sequel to Catherine Hardwicke’s Thirteen. That’s unfortunate since Thirteen is an unbearable feature-length after-school special.