Sundance 2024: Kristen Stewart, Saoirse Ronan and Steven Yeun direct lineup | Sundance film competition

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New films starring Kristen Stewart, Saoirse Ronan and Steven Yeun will premiere at following month’s Sundance movie competition, celebrating its 40th year.

The lineup for the Utah-based festival boasts an array of movie and Television premieres that highlight the “vitality of impartial storytelling” with practically 50 percent coming from initial-time administrators.

Stewart, who has previously been at the competition for 2016’s Specified Ladies and 2018’s Lizzie, will return with 80s-established passionate thriller Like Lies Bleeding from the Saint Maud director Rose Glass. The Oscar-nominee will enjoy a fitness center supervisor who falls in enjoy with a bodybuilder, played by The Mandolorian’s Katy O’Brian, with violent penalties.

The actor will also star opposite Steven Yeun in Adore Me, a movie that tells of the unconventional romance concerning a satellite and a buoy who fulfill on the web immediately after humanity is no much more. “It’s really hard to clarify,” Stewart said to Enjoyment Weekly when the project was at first declared in 2021. “I hope I do not botch it mainly because it’s a actually revolutionarily penned script.”

The film will be aspect of the primary dramatic level of competition alongside the Searchlight-backed drama Suncoast starring Laura Linney and Woody Harrelson, Exhibiting Forgiveness starring André Holland as a painter reconciling with his addict father and In between the Temples, an “anxious comedy” led by Jason Schwartzman and the Triangle of Sadness star Dolly de Leon. The Filipino actor will also be at the festival in Ghostlight, a riff on Romeo and Juliet from Saint Frances writer Kelly O’Sullivan.

Four-time Oscar nominee Ronan will also return to Sundance soon after bringing the romantic drama Brooklyn to Park Metropolis back in 2015. She headlines The Outrun, an adaptation of Amy Liptrot’s memoir, taking part in a female returning dwelling to the Orkney Islands to confront her troubled previous. The Guardian’s Will Self known as Liptrot’s account of rehabilitation and recovery “brave but vulnerable”.

Chiwetel Ejiofor returns driving the digital camera with the reality-based mostly drama Rob Peace about an interior-city Newark child who would make it to Yale but when he returns home, his lifetime descends into tragedy. It stars Jay Will, Camilla Cabello and Mary J Blige. His final film as director was 2019’s The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

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A however from Existence. Photograph: Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

Steven Soderbergh will also carry his new movie Existence to the festival, a haunted dwelling thriller starring Lucy Liu and Julia Fox. Information are below wraps but the movie is created by David Koepp who very last collaborated with Soderbergh for the pandemic-era thriller Kimi.

The festival, which has earlier premiered horror titles this kind of as Noticed, Hereditary and Get Out, will also see a number of other genre titles launch this yr these kinds of as the Emma Stone-manufactured I Saw the Television Glow from the We’re All Likely to the World’s Honest director Jane Schoenbrun. The plot follows young adults whose grasp on actuality begins to slip immediately after their favorite show is cancelled. It stars Justice Smith who will also be at the pageant in the satire The American Modern society of Magical Negroes, about a top secret society of Black folks who dedicate their lives to assisting white persons.

Other premieres consist of the psychological thriller A Distinct Person starring Sebastian Stan as a guy with neurofibromatosis who turns into obsessed with the actor starring as him in a engage in about his lifetime the 80s-set anthology Freaky Tales from the 50 % Nelson directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck starring Pedro Pascal and Normani the Margot Robbie-developed comedy My Aged Ass starring Aubrey Plaza and Winner, a second narrative movie about Reality Winner starring Coda’s Emilia Jones.

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