Sundance announce their 2020 line-up

Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close and Olivia Colman are just some of the stars playing at the festival

As always, the Sundance Institute is preparing to set the early agenda for the year ahead while everyone else is still catching up on the big award films looking for the glitzy prizes.

Taking place between January 23 to February 2, 2020, the Sundance Film Festival have not long announced their initial line-up for next year, with a host of known directors debuting their new films and a number of debuts that will no doubt come out the other side lavished with praise.

Some of the more notable names that stand out include the English-language remake of Ruben Ostlund’s Force Majeure, now called Downhill, with Jim Rash and Nat Foxton directing. 

Dee Rees returns with her Anne Hathaway-led The Last Thing He Wanted. Beasts of the Southern Wild director, Benh Zeitlin, offers up his second film, the Peter Pan inspired, Wendy, while Ron Howard helms another documentary, Paradise, California.

Eliza Hittman’s follow up to Beach Rats will also appear, called Never Rarely Sometimes Always. There will be a Taylor Swift documentary, inventively called, Taylor Swift: Miss Americana and Julie Taymor will direct a Gloria Steinem biopic titled The Glorias, with Alicia Vikander, Julianne Moore and Janelle Monáe all starring.

Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman will star in The Father. Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo feature in Brenda Chapman’s Come Away, and Miranda July returns with Kajillionaire. Glenn Close will also return in Four Good Days.

In total there will be 118 feature-length films, from 27 different countries, with 44 first-time feature filmmakers. You can see the full list of films here.

Steven Sheehan

Updated: Dec 04, 2019

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