An Invisible Sign of My Own – For those who don’t know the story, Mad Hat Ballroom, Marilyn Agrelo’s doc film wasn’t good enough to get into Sundance, but was the hot title pick up from Slamdance. Based on Aimee Bender’s book, Jessica Alba, J.K. Simmons, Chris Messina and Sonia Braga star in the film that “centers around Mona Gray (Alba) is a 20-year-old loner who, as a child, turned to math for salvation after her father became ill (Simmons). As an adult, Mona now teaches the subject and must help her students through their own crises”. Sundance Selection Forecast: 70% Chance. With Alba in a parka, Kimmel International will want to use the fest to close up final sales and production co. Silverwood Films have been provided Sundance fair since 2006.
The Killer Inside Me – With Michael Winterbottom already coming to the fest for The Shock Doctrine, I’m thinking that he might bring this film in the same suitcase. Written by Robert Weinbach and John Curran and based on Jim Thompson’s novel, the story follows a West Texas sheriff (Casey Affleck) and his downward spiral from a boring small-town cop into a ruthless, sociopathic murderer. Jessica Alba plays a prostitute. Sundance Selection Forecast: 50% Chance. Low budget pulp film is available for domestic pick-up. Look for the title to end up in Berlin as well.