Kristen Stewart, Paul Rudd And James Franco Movies To Premiere At 2016 Tribeca Film Festival

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Kristen Stewart Tribeca Film Festival

By Andrew Shuster

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Kristen Stewart, Paul Rudd, James Franco, and many more stars will have new movies premiering at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in April, it was revealed on Wednesday after a large portion of the festival’s lineup was announced.

Stewart’s upcoming sci-fi love story Equals, co-starring Nicholas Hoult, will be making its U.S. premiere for the Viewpoints section of festival. According to the event’s website, the category showcases films from “daring and exciting new talents” and “embraces underrepresented perspectives, styles, and characters.” Equals, in particular, is said to take place in a “fully realized, hyperreal world.”

Also making its world premiere in the Viewpoints category is the R-rated animated comedy Nerdland, which features the voices of Paul Rudd, Patton Oswalt, Hannibal Buress, Mike Judge and Molly Shannon. Not much is known about the plot of the adult cartoon, but it’s expected to contain a gratuitous amount of sex, drugs and violence.

Screening in the festival’s U.S. Narrative Competition, a category for films that will be in contention for awards, is the James Franco drama The Fixer. In the film, Dominic Rains (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) stars as a disgraced former war journalist who uncovers corruption within a small town after taking a job with its local newspaper. Franco plays an eccentric townie who he teams up with. Additional stars with new movies slated to debut at the festival include Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Sienna Miller, Jason Schwartzman, Michael Shannon and Kevin Kline. The Tribeca Film Festival will kick off in New York City on April 13.

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