JD Salinger wrote one masterpiece then went to ground for 59 years, so were assuming that this biopic will focus mostly on the days around publication. Nicholas Hoult stars as the Catcher in the Rye writer; Kevin Spacey his Columbia lecturer and mentor, Zoey Deutch as the daughter of Eugene ONeill, with whom Salinger had a relationship, and Sarah Paulson as Dorothy Olding, Salingers agent. Its another one the world will have its first glimpse of in Park City in January.
Stan and Ollie
Steve Coogan and John C Reilly are the late-era Laurel and Hardy, bickering bitterly as they tour theatres in the north of England in 1953, trying to recapture the old glory days. Jeff Pope, with whom Coogan adapted Philomena, scripts; Jon S Baird (best known for Filth) directs.
David Michds Afghanistan drama has been around a little while now it appeared on last years equivalent list but time has not dinted our appetite to see what the Animal Kingdom director does with a faintly fictionalised study of General Stanley McChrystal, who had command of the Joint Special Operations Command in the mid-2000s. Brad Pitt is the general disguised as one Dan McMahon Emory Cohen is one of his platoon, Topher Grace his press adviser, with Ben Kingsley, Tilda Swinton and Scoot McNairy also somewhere in the trenches. Netflix paid $60m for this one, so either its an imminent masterpiece or a heck of a gamble.