Elizabeth Banks Goes Dramatic in the First LITTLE ACCIDENTS Trailer

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The first trailer for director Sara Colangelo‘s debut feature Little Accidents just arrived and it’s some seriously heavy stuff.  Set in a small town recently devastated by a catastrophic mining accident, the drama unfolds when a teenage boy suddenly goes missing, sending the community reeling once more.  The boy’s father (Josh Lucas), an executive at the mining company, is hated for his role in the accident, and in the wake of their son’s disappearance his wife (Elizabeth Banks) finds herself drifting away, drawn instead to the disaster’s sole survivor (Boyd Holbrook).  The trailer paints the film as an exploration of grief,  human relationships, and how we come together or fall apart in the face of tragedy.  It’s the kind of story that provides opportunity for some excellent performances, and I’m particularly excited to see what Elizabeth Banks does with it as a theatrically trained actress who hasn’t had many chances to show off her dramatic chops.

Check out the first Little Accidents trailer after the jump.  The film opens in theaters and on iTunes January 16th.

Sundance 2014: First Images from CALVARY, HITS, I ORIGINS, and LITTLE ACCIDENTS

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The 2014 Sundance Film Festival just announced its Premieres line-up, along with images and synopses for the movies playing in that category.  Briefly:

  • Calvary – Written and directed by John Michael McDonagh; starring Brendan Gleeson, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen, Dylan Moran, and Marie-Josée Croz.
  • Hits – Written and directed by David Cross; starring Meredith Hagner, Matt Walsh, James Adomian, Jake Cherry, Derek Waters, and Wyatt Cenac.
  • I Origins – Written and directed by Mike Cahill; starring Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Steven Yeun, and Archie Panjabi.
  • Little Accidents – Written and directed by Sara Colangelo; starring Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, Chloë Sevigny, Jacob Lofland, and Josh Lucas.

Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses.  The 2014 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 16- 26th.

Sundance 2014 Premieres Lineup Announced; Includes THE RAID 2, LAGGIES, A MOST WANTED MAN, and Roger Ebert Doc LIFE ITSELF

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The 2014 Sundance Film Festival has already announced its lineup for competition films and the At Midnight and NEXT categories, and today they’ve unveiled the multitude of world premieres that will take place in Park City next month.  These films include the action sequel The Raid 2, director Lynne Shelton’s new film Laggies, director Anton Corbijn’s John le Carre adaptation A Most Wanted Man, the David Wain comedy They Came Together, writer/director Jake Paltrow’s sci-fi pic Young Ones, the Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself, and many more.  Hit the jump to check out the full lineup.

Ben Whishaw Confirmed for IN THE HEART OF THE SEA; Chloë Sevigny Joins LITTLE ACCIDENTS; Kaley Cuoco in Talks for Untitled Jeremy Garelick Comedy

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Here’s more of today’s latest casting news:

Hit the jump for more on each announcement.

Elizabeth Banks Joins Beach Boys Biopic LOVE & MERCY and LITTLE ACCIDENTS

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Elizabeth Banks has signed on to star in a pair of upcoming indie films.  First up, THR reports that Banks has joined the cast of director Bill Pohlad’s biopic of The Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, titled Love & Mercy.  Banks will play Melinda Ledbetter, a former model who met Wilson in the 1980s and subsequently became his wife.  The pic will cover several decades of Wilson’s life as he struggles with mental illness and his relationship with Melinda.  Paul Dano and John Cusack are poised to play Wilson at different points in his life, and Paul Giamatti is also part of the cast.

Additionally, Banks has also been tapped to lead the indie Little Accidents.  Written and directed by Sara Colangelo, the film centers on the fallout in a small American coal town after a mining accident kills 12 men.  The pic is based on Colangelo’s short film of the same name, and Banks is now set to play the film’s lead opposite Boyd Holbrook.  The actress has been keeping plenty busy as of late, as she returns in this November’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and she toplines the comedy Walk of Shame, which opens next March.

Demian Bichir and Emilia Clarke Join DOM HEMINGWAY, Devin Ratray Cast in NEBRASKA, Boyd Holbrook Toplines Indie LITTLE ACCIDENTS

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Let’s take a look at some recent casting additions:

  • Demian Bichir (Savages) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) have joined Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes) in Dom Hemingway, director Richard Shepard’s crime comedy about the titular safe-cracker who’s out of prison and seeking what he’s owed.
  • Devin Ratray (Buzz from Home Alone) has been cast as a villain in Alexander Payne’s black-and-white drama, Nebraska.  The picture stars Bruce Dern (Monster) as an alcoholic father to his estranged son (Will Forte) as they embark from Montana to Nebraska to claim a million-dollar Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes prize.
  • Up-and-comer Boyd Holbrook (Milk) will topline the indie drama Little Accidents, a feature adaptation of writer/director Sara Coangelo’s award-winning short film by the same name which centers on a coal-mining town left devastated by a mining accident.

Hit the jump for more details on each film.

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