Movies starring two Sundance Film Festival regulars — multi-hyphenate actor James Franco and festival founder Robert Redford — are among the latest additions to the fest's 2015 lineup, organizers announced Monday.
The festival's Premieres section has added "True Story," Rupert Goold's fact-based drama about a disgraced New York Times reporter (Jonah Hill) confronting the accused killer (Franco) who has taken on his identity, and "A Walk in the Woods," Ken Kwapis' adaptation of travel writer Bill Bryson's 1998 memoir about the author (Redford) hiking the 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail with an old friend (Nick Nolte).
"True Story" marks the second Franco film in the 2015 Premieres lineup, joining the previously announced "I Am Michael," about a real-life gay activist who renounced his homosexuality and became a Christian pastor.
The other new additions to the festival are a trio of Sundance Kids films ("The Games Maker," "Operation Arctic" and "Shaun the Sheep"), the student-produced "Pioneers Palace B'92," a restoration of "Paris Is Burning" and three multimedia art installations for the New Frontier section.
The Sundance Film Festival runs Jan. 22 to Feb. 1 in and around Park City, Utah.