Zooey Deschanel and Jake Gyllenhaal will host Sundance. The ''Good Girl'' costars will hand out prizes at the indie film festival on Jan. 24 in a ceremony broadcast live on the Sundance Channel

By Gary Susman
Updated December 12, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST
Zooey Deschanel
Credit: Zooey Deschanel: Debbie VanStory/ZUMA Press/Newscom

Sundance Film Festival regulars Zooey Deschanel and Jake Gyllenhaal will be back at the annual indie film fest next month, and this time, they’ll be earning their keep. The two young actors, who costarred opposite Jennifer Aniston in last year’s Sundance fave ”The Good Girl,” will be cohosting the awards ceremony at the end of the festival. At the only awards gala where people wear parkas on the red carpet, Deschanel and Gyllenhaal will hand out prizes in Park City, Utah, to the festival’s top movies, filmmakers, and actors on Jan. 24, with the ceremony airing live on (natch) the Sundance Channel.

Deschanel, who’s currently on screen opposite Will Ferrell in ”Elf,” will be represented at Sundance by the film ”Eulogy,” a comedy about a family funeral that also stars Ray Romano and Debra Winger. Gyllenhaal, whose sister Maggie cohosted the 2003 Sundance Film Festival Awards with Steve Zahn, will be seen next summer in the disaster movie ”The Day After Tomorrow.”