Sundance 2010: RT's 10 Most Anticipated Movies
We pick the handful of features you simply can't afford to miss.
The Extra Man - Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini made a big splash with their Sundance hit American Splendor -- and then promptly blotted it with the poorly-received The Nanny Diaries. This adaptation of an upscale novel by Jonathan Ames should undo the damage, starring Paul Dano as a struggling writer who leaves his teacing job and moves to New York, where he falls for a co-worker (Katie Holmes) and moves in with a crazy playwright (Kevin Kline) who makes ends meet by working as an escort for rich women in the Upper East Side. A mentor-pupil relationship blossoms, but whatever chemistry exists between Kline and Dano will doubtless be overlooked in the media if Holmes' superstar spouse turns up.