Yes, ladies and gentlemen they’ve already announced the movies playing at Sundance 2014. Since the festival prides itself over the fact that it almost exclusively picks movies from new-comer directors or lesser known filmmakers sometimes the only guidelines we have when picking a Sundance indie is the cast. Being an Aubrey Plaza fan and seeing that the movie also stars the likes of John C. Reilly and Anna Kendrick (which never hurts) I’m going to put this one on the list of movies to watch out for next year. Looking at these first stills for the film I have to say I’m getting strong Warm Bodies vibes, which is not a bad thing, but let’s just hope that the film is original and not a trying to be that movie (which I really liked by the way).
Life After Beth is written and directed by Jeff Baena who’s only work so far consists in the critically acclaimed screenplay for I Heart Huckabees. The film is about Zach (Dane DeHaan) who looses his girlfriend (Aubrey Plaza), but then she comes back, only she’s a zombie. We’ll see how he fares on his first directed feature film, which happens to be produced by no one other than Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope. Knowing the tone of these Sundance films a little bit I think we can expect a quiet and possibly a bit melancholic film, even if it’s a comedy I’m sure there will be dramatic elements (but I could be totally wrong of course). In the meantime all I can say is that I like Plaza’s zombie makeup and looking at the makeup department these are all very talented and competent people, so at least in that regard it should be good. Any thoughts?
From Around the Web
- More pics of zombied-out Aubrey Plaza in LIFE AFTER BETH! (aintitcool.com)
- First look at a zombified Aubrey Plaza in LIFE AFTER BETH! (aintitcool.com)
- Sundance reveals 2014 dramatic film lineup (kansascity.com)