'The Big Sick,' 'Marjorie Prime,' Kristen Stewart's Short Heading to Sundance London

The 14-feature-strong lineup for the festival's U.K. summer spin-off has been revealed.

The program for the 2017 edition of Sundance Film Festival: London, the Utah festival's British spin-off, has been announced. 

Fourteen feature films have been selected from the offerings at Park City in January, including the Judd Apatow-produced comedy The Big Sick, Jon Hamm-starrer Marjorie Prime, Brooklyn-based actioner Bushwick and environmental documentary Chasing Coral, which won the U.S. doc audience award. Also in the lineup are 15 shorts, including Come Swim, written and directed by Kristen Stewart. The festival will close with David Lowery's A Ghost Story, starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. Lowery will also take part in one of the festival's Q&As. 

“As we head into our fifth festival in London, we remain committed to introducing new American independent films to audiences around the world," said Sundance founder Robert Redford. "Our success in the U.K. is a reflection of the enormous creativity of independent artists and the stories they tell, as well as the curious and adventurous audiences who have made us feel right at home in the heart of London.”

As had previously been announced, Sundance: London will open with Beatriz at Dinner, with star Salma Hayek set to introduce the film. 

The festival will run June 1-4 at London's Picturehouse Central cinema. 

 

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The Israeli Producer Who Turned Jon Hamm Into a Hologram

The Israeli Producer Who Turned Jon Hamm Into a Hologram

Uri Singer used the technology to advertise his latest movie at the Sundance Film Festival, but worries that it’s easier for young people to emotionally communicate with robots, computerized dolls and holograms
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Producer Uri Singer Launches New Production Company

Producer Uri Singer Launches New Production Company

Veteran producer Uri Singer has opened a new production company, Passage Picturesand the set Marjorie Prime, Singer’s second collaboration with director Michael Almereyda, as the first film released under the new label. The sci-fi drama will premiere at Sundance next month and stars Geena Davis, Tim Robbins, John Hamm and Lois Smith.

 

Additional upcoming projects include I Am Rose Fatou, a comedic take on email phishing schemes, written by Hidden Figures scribe Ted Melfi. Melfi penned the script while working with Singer on his very first feature, Bed And Breakfast.

As previously announced, Singer optioned the rights to Don LeLillo’s novel White Noise, with Almereyda attached to write the screenplay, as well as The King Of Oil, the biography of controversial billionaire Marc Rich. Singer is also the producer behind Tesla, another teaming with Almereyda, who is set to direct the movie about the life of the Serbian-born inventor Nicola Tesla.

 

'Matt Rager taped to adapt 'The King of Oil' as funding firms up

'Matt Rager taped to adapt 'The King of Oil' as funding firms up

The biopic about disgraced billionaire commodities trader Marc Rich has a writer.Matt Rager, who has worked on a trio of James Franco-directed pics, has come aboard to script The King of Oil. The film chronicles the life of Marc Rich, who rose from child of the Holocaust to immense wealth before being indicted on 65 charges.

'Tesla Biopic in Works From 'Marjorie Prime' Helmer Michael Almereyda

'Tesla Biopic in Works From 'Marjorie Prime' Helmer Michael Almereyda

EXCLUSIVE: Director Michael Almereyda is teaming with producer Uri Singer onTesla, a biopic about legendary inventor Nikola Tesla, whose real-life inventions and exaggerated public image have inspired future scientists as well as countless works of fiction, from comics to novels and films including The Prestige.