Sundance 2011 Preview: Tobey Maguire, Paul Rudd, Demi Moore And More!

21 Jan

MTV Movies team will be on the ground in Park City, Utah, to bring you the latest from the snowy film fest!
By Eric Ditzian

Tobey Maguire and Elizabeth Banks in “The Details”
Photo: Ergo Films

By the time you read this, the MTV Movies team will be hurtling about 550 miles per hour through the sky on our way to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. We can’t get there soon enough.

It’s been 12 months since we last trekked up and down Main Street in Park City, Utah, bringing you interviews with top talent like Kristen Stewart and Ryan Reynolds, reviews of the most anticipated premieres, and the inside scoop on parties, swag suites and more. And now, it’s about to happen all over again.

Starting Thursday evening (January 20) and continuing well into next week, MTV News will be your go-to spot for the latest news coming out of Sundance. Keep checking back for everything there is to know about the festival — and, man, is there a lot to know.

Paul Rudd will be sweeping into town to premiere “My Idiot Brother,” his upcoming comedy co-starring Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer. Ed Helms has a comedy too; he stars in “Cedar Rapids” opposite John C. Reilly and Anne Heche. And, well, what are we to make of “The Details,” which stars Tobey Maguire, Banks and Laura Linney? Check out its plot description: “When hungry raccoons discover worms living under the sod in a young couple’s backyard, the pest problem sets off a wild and absurd chain reaction of domestic tension, infidelity, organ donation and murder by way of bow and arrow.”

Yep, that one is most definitely high on our list of must-sees. Also exciting is “Margin Call,” a drama set during the 2008 financial crisis starring a killer collection of Hollywood talent: Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Demi Moore and Stanley Tucci.

Two music-focused premieres have also caught our eye. Adam Yauch has directed “Fight for Your Right Revisited,” a short film that takes place after the events of that classic 1987 Beastie Boys video and which stars Seth Rogen, Danny McBride and Elijah Wood. Additionally, Michael Rapaport is presenting “Beats, Rhymes and Life,” a documentary about the “rise and influence” of A Tribe Called Quest.

It’s going to be another great year. By festival’s end, we’ll be exhausted from lack of sleep, weary-eyed from far too many screenings, and sore from hiking up and down Main Street in the freezing cold. But you know what? We’ll be psyched to do it all over again in 2012.

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