Kristen Stewart's Joan Jett movie among Sundance Premieres

The Sundance Film Festival has announced the film line-up for the movies screening ‘out of competition’ at the festival in the Premieres, Spotlight, New Frontiers and Park City at Midnight sections. Highlights include John Wells’ film debut The Company Men, starring Ben Affleck and Kevin Costner; Katie Holmes and John C. Reilly in The Extra Man and Tom McCarthy’s (The Visitor) upcoming film starring Philip Seymour Hoffman in Jack Goes Boating. The Affleck brothers will be given a chance to reunite at the festival since The Killer Insider Me starring Casey Affleck and Jessica Alba will also debut. Sundance staples Catherine Keener and Kristen Stewart will both be returning to the festival with two films. Stewart will debut her Joan Jett portrayal in The Runaways and the competition film Welcome to the Rileys. Keener is featured in Nicole Holofcener’s latest film Please Give with Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt and Rebecca Hall and can also be seen in The Duplass Brothers (Puffy Chair) latest untitled movie opposite John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, and Jonah Hill. You can find the complete Sundance line-up here.

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  • dee dee

    Loved The Runaways! This should be a very cool film. These chicks rocked the 70’s. Can’t wait to see it.

  • Amanda

    Is the Runaways going to be in theatres?

  • Shamrock

    Good: Movie about the Runaways.
    Bad: Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett

    • Erica

      Exactly Shamrock! Her acting consists of saying dialogue, pausing, then continuing her sentence. I think they could have picked someone better.

      • Laur

        Why don’t you wait to see the movie before you bash her? Why hate just because shes the star of a franchise you don’t like? Hating just to Hate is not becoming.Have you actually seen any of her other movies outside of the Saga? Doubtful.

      • Sydney

        Honestly. You haven’t even SEEN the movie yet and your already judging her? I can bet that your basing your whole opinion of her on Twilight where the character she was playing was awkward.

  • Jose


    I clicked on the link thinking this was about a movie adaptation to Brian K. Vaughn’s Runaways comic.

  • Tina

    I’m really looking forward to seeing Kristen in that movie. Playing a real person is a great challenge for her, even though she doesn’t look at all like Joan. She looks a lot more like Lisa Marie Presley, so she’d be perfect for a bio on her.

  • Daniel

    Jonah Hill’s gonna be in a Duplass Brothers movie? That should be interesting.

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