The Sundance Institute announced today via press release a few late entry additions to their roster of films premiering in January at the Park City, Utah festival. Two of those films feature actresses Jessica Williams and Zazie Beetz. This isn’t Jessica nor Zazie’s first rodeo at Sundance. Jessica appeared in the film The Incredible Jessica James which premiered at Sundance in 2017. Zazie made her appearance at this year’s Sundance for the film Dead Pigs.
Jessica Williams will star in Corporate Animals and Zazie Beetz will appear in Wounds. Both are Midnight screenings. The film Paddleton starring actor Ray Romano also has been added to the premiere list for Sundance. Below is a movie summary along with info about cast and crew:
Paddleton / U.S.A. (Director and Screenwriter: Alex Lehmann, Producers: Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Mel Eslyn, Alana Carithers, Sean Bradley) — An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Cast: Mark Duplass, Ray Romano, and Christine Woods. World Premiere
Corporate Animals / U.S.A. (Director: Patrick Brice, Screenwriter: Sam Bain, Producers: Jess Wu Calder, Keith Calder, Mike Falbo, Ed Helms) — Disaster strikes when the egotistical CEO of an edible cutlery company leads her long-suffering staff on a corporate team-building trip in New Mexico. Trapped underground, this mismatched and disgruntled group must pull together to survive. Cast: Demi Moore, Ed Helms, Jessica Williams, Karan Soni. World Premiere
Wounds / U.S.A., United Kingdom (Director and Screenwriter: Babak Anvari, Producers: Lucan Toh, Christopher Kopp) — Disturbing and mysterious things begin to happen to a bartender in New Orleans after he picks up a phone left behind at his bar. Cast: Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson, Zazie Beetz, Karl Glusman, Brad William Henke. World Premiere
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