The 2015 Sundance Film Festival lineup already looked pretty great, but now they’ve slated a couple more additions to make the fest even more exciting. Director Rupert Goold’s drama True Story and director Ken Kwapis’ adaptation of the Billy Bryson novel A Walk in the Woods have both been added to the Premieres lineup, while the animated Shaun the Sheep will also screen at the festival. True Story stars Jonah Hill as disgraced New York Times journalist Michael Finkel, who strikes up a head-spinning relationship with accused murderer Christian Longo, played by James Franco. Felicity Jones also stars in this incredibly promising drama, which is immediately one of my must-sees of the fest. A Walk in the Woods, meanwhile, stars Robert Redford and Nick Nolte as an aging travel writer and his estranged high school buddy, respectively, who set out to hike the Appalachian Trail.
Check out the first True Story images, plus the first look at A Walk in the Woods, after the jump. The 2015 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 22 – February 1st.
Images courtesy of Sundance Institute.
When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo — who has taken on Finkel’s identity — his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat and mouse. Based on actual events, Finkel’s relentless pursuit of Longo’s true story encompasses murder, love, deceit, and redemption.
A Walk in the Woods
An aging travel writer sets out to hike the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail with a long-estranged high school buddy. Along the way, the duo face off with each other, nature, and an eccentric assortment of characters. Together, they learn that some roads are better left untraveled.