Formerly Austin-based filmmakers Mark and Jay Duplass are officially darlings of the Sundance Film Festival. The writing-directing (and, in Mark’s case, acting) duo have screened several indie shorts and features, including "The Puffy Chair" and "Baghead," at the fest over the years.
And now the Duplass’ first Hollywood feature, as yet untitled, is being showcased in the Sundance "premieres" section in January. The film stars John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill and Catherine Keener.
Though "Baghead" was made in and around Austin in 2007, the Duplasses struck out for Los Angeles a few years ago to mine moviemaking gold.
The new film, world premiering at Sundance, is a comedy described by the festival like this: "A recently divorced guy meets a new lady. Then he meets her son who is, well … interesting."