While official announcement of the lineup for the Sundance Film Festival 2000 comes Wednesday, several titles look like locks to premiere or screen at the fest, which runs Jan. 20-30 in Park City, Utah.
Among them are Lions Gate’s “American Psycho,” directed by Mary Harron and starring Christian Bale; New Line’s “The Boiler Room,” directed by Ben Younger and starring Giovanni Ribisi; and USA Films’ “Waking the Dead,” directed by Keith Gordon and starring Janet McTeer, Billy Crudup and Jennifer Connelly.
The list is also expected to include two films developed at the Sundance lab: Rodrigo Garcia’s “Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her,” starring Cameron Diaz, Glenn Close, Kathy Baker, Calista Flockhart, Holly Hunter and Gregory Hines, to be distributed by MGM; and Gina Prince Bythewood’s “Love and Basketball,” to be distributed by New Line.
Several films that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival or Cannes are also expected to screen at Sundance, including Miramax’s “Human Traffic,” directed by Justin Kerrigan; Fine Line’s “But I Am a Cheerleader,” directed by Jamie Babbitt; Paramount Classics’ “The Virgin Suicides,” directed by Sofia Coppola; and “The Cup,” directed by Khyentse Norbu of Bhutan.
Other premieres are Brad Anderson’s “Happy Accidents,” starring Vincent D’Onofrio and Marisa Tomei, and Julien Temple’s documentary “The Filth and the Fury,” about the rise and fall of the Sex Pistols.
Finally, two locks in the dramatic competition — about which everyone is remaining very tight-lipped — are Marc Forster’s “Everything Put Together,” starring Radha Mitchell (“High Art”), and MGM’s “Crime and Punishment in Suburbia,” starring Ellen Barkin, Michael Ironside and Vincent Kartheiser.