Sundance 2015: First Images from THE D TRAIN, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL, I SMILE BACK, and THE OVERNIGHT

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Sundance just announced the lineup for its U.S. Competition category for the upcoming 2015 Sundance Film Festival, and in the process they unveiled first look images from some of the films that will debut in Park City.  Briefly:

  • The D Train – Written and directed by Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel; Starring Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike White, and Kyle Bornheimer.
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon; Starring Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, and Molly Shannon.
  • I Smile Back – Directed by Adam Salky; Starring Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles, Thomas Sadoski, Mia Barron, Terry Kinney, and Chris Sarandon.
  • The Overnight – Written and Directed by Patrick Brice; Starring Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, and Judith Godreche.

Check out the images and synopses after the jump.

Sundance Announces U.S. and World Competition Films and NEXT Category for 2015 Festival

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The countdown to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival has officially begun.  Today, the festival announced its lineup for films in the U.S. Competition, World Competition, and NEXT categories for next month’s fest, and they’re chock-full of promising titles including the post-apocalyptic Z for Zachariah starring Margot Robbie and Chiwetel Ejiofor, the Jack Black comedy The D Train, and much more.  Sundance always highlights the best and brightest in independent filmmaking, often serving as the debut for eventual hits like Whiplash and Fruitvale Station.  But the real treat of the festival is the discovery aspect of it all.

Check out the full 2015 Sundance Film Festival lineup for the U.S. Competition, World Competition, and NEXT categories after the jump, and stay tuned for some first look images, and of course our extensive coverage from the festival in January.  The 2015 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 22nd to February 1st.

Anthony Mackie in Negotiations for TRIPLE NINE; Kathy Baker and Amanda Crew Join THE AGE OF ADALINE; Kyle Bornheimer Boards THE D-TRAIN

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Here’s the latest casting news:

  • Anthony Mackie is in negotiations to star in John Hillcoat’s Triple Nine, which already boasts Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot, Woody Harrelson, and Teresa Palmer in its cast.
  • Kathy Baker and Amanda Crew join Harrison Ford, Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn and Michiel Huisman in Lee Toland Krieger’s romantic drama, The Age of Adaline.
  • Kyle Bornheimer will join the low-budget indie comedy The D-Train, which is the directorial debut of Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel and stars Jack Black and James Marsden.
  • Michael Vartan has landed the lead in Crawlspace, a genre film from director Phil Claydon that’s set to begin production in Los Angeles in just a few days.

Hit the jump for more on each picture.

Christoph Waltz Contracts TULIP FEVER; Jack Black and James Marsden Take THE D-TRAIN; Ed Skrein Takes over from Jason Statham as the TRANSPORTER

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Here’s today’s latest casting news:

  • Christoph Waltz will star in Tulip Fever, an adaptation of the Deborah Moggach novel directed by Justin Chadwick.
  • Jack Black and James Marsden are set for the low-budget indie comedy, The D-Train, the directorial debut of Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel.
  • Ed Skrein will replace Jason Statham as Frank Martin in the newly rebooted Transporter series.

Hit the jump for more on each project.

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