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New premieres at South By Southwest Film Festival include Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Charlize Theron

New premieres at South By Southwest Film Festival include Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Charlize Theron

The South By Southwest Film Festival announced Wednesday that the closing-night selection for its 2017 edition will be the world premiere of “Life,” directed by Daniel Espinosa and with a cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds and Hiroyuki Sanada.

The screening is to take place on Saturday, March 18, with the Austin, Texas-based festival running from March 10-19.

The movie is a science-fiction thriller set on an international space station. The film is to be released on March 24.

“The people that flock to Austin each year are some of the most engaged and passionate fans of film out there and are the perfect audience to introduce our...

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