Sundance Film Festival 2013

Sundance Film Festival 2013

It doesn't seem five minutes since we were all getting excited about Beast of the Southern Wild and The Sessions when the movies were screened at the Sundance Film Festival last year.

The festival proved to be a great launch pad for both films and they have gone on to feature heavily this awards season.

This week sees Sundance Film Festival 2013 get underway and we take a look at some of the movies to watch out for:

-Steve Jobs was known best for his work with Apple and now Jobs is the bio-pic about the entrepreneur.

And we are going to get our first look at the film when it closes the Sundance Film Festival.

Joshua Michael Stern is in the director's chair for the film while Ashton Kutcher will take on the role of Steve Jobs - this has the potential to be the biggest role of his career to date.

The movie follows Jobs as he goes from college drop-out to become one of the most revered and creative entrepreneurs.

Mud is the latest movie from Matthew McConaughey as he follows up great performances in magic Mike and Mud.

The film competed for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival last year as Jeff Nichols returns to the director's chair.

The movie sees Nichols return to Sundance two years after Take Shelter premiered.

Mud follows two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trailer and to reunite him with his true love.

Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Paulson, Michael Shannon and Sam Shepard are also on the cast list.

Don Jon's Addiction marks the feature length directorial debut of Joseph Gordon Levitt - a movie that he also wrote and will star in.

The festival will give the movie it's premiere and will also star Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore.

Levitt is one of the most exciting actors working in Hollywood at the moment and to see him moving into directing doesn't come as much of a surprise.

The movie follows The journey of a contemporary, porn-addicted Don Juan-type as he attempts to become less selfish.

Stoker is perhaps one of the biggest and most high profile movies at Sundance Film Festival - and is set to hit the big screen in the UK in March.

The film will be screen out of competition and sees Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode join forces.

Chan-wook Park is in the director's chair for the film while the screenplay was penned by none other than actor Wentworth Miller in what is his first stab at writing.

After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

-Naomi Watts is a name on everyone's lips at the moment having just bagged a Best Actress nomination for The Impossible but she is back with her new film Two Mothers.

The movie will premiere at Sundance and sees Watts team up with Robin Wright and they will play best friends and neighbours.

Two Mothers follows these two friends as fall for each other's sons - played by Ben Mendelsohn and Xavier Samuel.

2013 looks set to be another good year for actress Amanda Seyfried and she will take on her most daring role to date with Lovelace.

The movie sees her team up with directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman as she takes on the central role of Linda Lovelace.

The movie documents Lovelace's life from the ages of 20 to 32 and she becomes an infamous porn star under the control of her husband.

Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick and Juno Temple are all also on the cast list and it promises to be a movie not to miss.

We haven't seen Daniel Radcliffe on the big screen since the mammoth success of The Woman in Black this time last year but he will make his big screen return at Sundance with Kill Your Darlings.

The British actor leads an all star cast for Kill Your Darlings - which is directed by John Krokidas.

Radcliffe will take on the role of Allen Ginsberg in the movie while Elizabeth Olsen, Michael C. Hall, Ben Foster and Hack Huston are all on the very exciting cast list.

A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

Other movies to keep an eye out for include The Way Back, Very Good Girls and documentaries Sound City and When I Walk.

Sundance Film Festival runs 17 - 27 January

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