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Sundance 2010 festival adds films starring Katie Holmes, Julianne Moore

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The 2010 Sundance Film Festival added three films to its slate of world premieres playing out of competition today. The Romantics, described in a festival release as a “zeitgeist love story and a generational comedy,” was adapted by director Galt Niederhoffer from her novel of the same name, takes place at a seaside wedding, and stars Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, Anna Paquin, Adam Brody, Malin Ackerman, Elijah Wood, and Candice Bergen. Festival darling director Lisa Cholodenko (High Art, Laurel Canyon) will debut her latest film The Kids Are Alright, which stars Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska (the upcoming Alice in Wonderland), Josh Hutcherson (Journey to the Center of the Earth), and Annette Bening, and follows two artificially conceived children who decide to bring their biological father into their lives. And Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha will premiere It’s a Wonderful Afterlife, “a comedy centered on an Indian mother who discovers that finding the perfect son-in-law can be murder.” The festival runs Jan. 21- 31.