By the usual spitball standards, here are some of the new Sundance 2010 standouts — premieres, spotlight, midnight, etc. — that were announced a couple of hours ago. The coolest-sounding are Floria Sigismondi‘s The Runaways, the Joan Jett/birth-of-’70s-girl-rock biopic with Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning, and Untitled Duplass Brothers Project, which co-director and co-writer Mark Duplass confided last summer will almost certainly not be called Please Don’t Fuck My Mom.
Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett in Floria Sigismond’s The Runaways
Untitled Duplass Brothers Project, directed and written by Mark and Jay Duplass, about a recently divorced guy meeting a new lady…and then her son. John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill, Catherine Keener.
Floria Sigismondi‘s The Runaways (Apparition). Stewart, Fanning, Scout Taylor-Compton, Michael Shannon, Alia Shawkat and Tatum O’Neal.
John Wells‘ The Company Men, a corporate downsizing drama starring Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper and Rosemarie DeWitt.
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini‘s The Extra Man, a comedy-drama about a down-and-out playwright and escort to wealthy Upper East Side widows who takes a young aspiring writer under his wing. Katie Holmes, John C. Reilly, Paul Dano, Kevin Kline and Alicia Goranson.
Aaron Schneider‘s Get Low (Sony Classics, previously at Toronto), an offbeat story of a mysterious ’30s hermit who schemes to stage his own funeral while still alive.
Philllip Seymour Hoffman‘s Jack Goes Boating (Overture), about a limo driver whose blind date trggers an offbeat love story that involves two working-class New York City couples. Costarring Hoffman, Amy Ryan, John Ortiz, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Tom McCarthy.
Michael Winterbottom‘s The Killer Inside Me. Costarring Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Simon Baker and Elias Koteas.
Nicole Holfocener‘s Please Give (Sony Classics), about a New York City husband and wife who come into conflict with the granddaughters of the old woman who lives next door. Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Keener and Sarah Steele.
Joel Schumacher‘s Twelve, about “sex, drugs and murder among the young Upper East Side elite.” Chace Crawford, Emma Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, 50 Cent and Zoe Kravitz.
World Premieres (Some of Which Have Premiered Before)
Gaspar Noe‘s Enter the Void, Luca Guadagnino‘s I Am Love, Rodrigo Garcia‘s Mother and Child, Jacques Audsiard‘s A Prophet, Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari‘s Women Without Men.
Reed Cowan‘s 8: The Mormon Proposition, which looks into the role played by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in promoting and passing California’s “Proposition Hate” against gay marriage.
Adrian Grenier‘s Teenage Paparazzo, about how “a photo taken of the actor by a 13-year-old boy prompts an examination of the effects of celebrity on culture.”
Dan Klores‘ Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks.