SXSW 2013 Line-Up Announced; Includes MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, BEFORE MIDNIGHT, THE ACT OF KILLING, and More

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Earlier this month, we reported on the first wave of SXSW 2013 films, which includes The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Evil Dead.  Today, the full line-up has been announced, and it feels like Sundance all over again when it comes to plenty of unknown films.  The chance of discovering a gem is high, and I look forward to hearing the buzz that arises from some these movies.  There’s also a second chance at festival films I missed like The Act of Killing (from TIFF) and Pit Stop (from Sundance).  I thought Toy’s House would make it in to SXSW, but I’ll see it eventually since it picked up distribution.

Hit the jump for the full line-up.  The 2013 SXSW Film Festival runs from March 8 – 17th.

Casting Call: Connie Britton and Harry Connick Jr. to Topline WHEN ANGELS SING, Gael Garcia Bernal to Star in WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL?

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A couple of casting stories for you today. Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights) and Harry Connick Jr. will headline the holiday family film When Angels Sing. The film will be directed by Tim McCanlies (Secondhand Lions), with a script by Lou Berney adapted from the novel of the same name by Turk Pipkin (Best. Name. Ever.). Variety reports that Kris Kristofferson, Chandler Canterbury, Willie Nelson, Fionnula Flanagan, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson and Lyle Lovett round out the Texas country music-themed cast.

Gael Garcia Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries) will star in the drama documentary Who is Dayani Cristal?. The documentary recently started filming and explores the immigration debate sparked by the discovery of an unidentified body found on the US/Mexico border with a tattoo that reads “Dayani Cristal” as the only identifying mark. Variety reports that the film is being produced by Pulse Films and Bernal’s own company Canana.

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