Carey Mulligan is getting to be something of a regular at Sundance. She was just there last year for Dee Rees‘ acclaimed “Mudbound,” now she’s hitting the slopes again for Paul Dano‘s directorial debut.
“Wildlife” brings together a terrific cast, which also includes Ed Oxenbould, Bill Camp, and Jake Gyllenhaal, for an adaptation of the novel by Richard Ford, which presents a portrait of a family in crisis during the 1960s in Montana. Here’s the book synopsis:
When Joe Brinson was sixteen, his father moved the family to Great Falls, Montana, the setting for this harrowing, transfixing novel by the acclaimed author of Rock Springs. Filled with an abiding sense of love and family, and of the forces that test them to the breaking point, Wildlife is a book whose spare poetry and expansive vision established it as an American classic.
The film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival which runs from January 18-28.