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Five actors set to make a splash at Sundance 2013

Daniel Radcliffe: From the family-rated “Harry Potter” series to the crime movie “Kill Your Darlings”. — AFP picsDaniel Radcliffe: From the family-rated “Harry Potter” series to the crime movie “Kill Your Darlings”. — AFP picsPARK CITY, Utah, Jan 2 — The 2013 edition of the Sundance film festival will be held in Utah from January 17 to 27. Here’s a selection of actors looking to impress and move the indie movie crowds.

Daniel Radcliffe

After “The Woman in Black”, the English lad continues to stray away from the “Harry Potter” saga with “Kill Your Darlings”, which promises to shed new light on a murder case that tarnished the early years of the Beat Generation in the 1940s.

Radcliffe will play poet Allen Ginsberg opposite Elizabeth Olsen. John Krokidas directs the crime movie, which also stars Dane DeHaan, Ben Foster and Michael C. Hall.

Kaya Scodelario

Kaya ScodelarioKaya ScodelarioThe 20-year-old British actress will be chasing glory on the strength of her performance in “Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes”. After “Wuthering Heights”, she earned the title role in the indie drama directed by Francesca Gregorini and co-starring Jessica Biel and Alfred Molina.

The drama centres on a girl who becomes fascinated with her new neighbour because of her striking resemblence to her deceased mother. The troubled youth agrees to babysit for her neighbour, entering her strange world in the process.

Juno Temple

Juno TempleJuno TempleEnglish actors have become a hot commodity at Sundance. Joining the fray under the Union Jack, Juno Temple will try to cement her status as the indie darling of the day with the screening of Jill Soloway’s dark comedy “Afternoon Delight”.

After her recent performances in “Kaboom”, “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Killer Joe”, Temple plays a stripper who accepts a live-in nanny position from a bored LA housewife looking for entertainment.

Rooney Mara

Rooney MaraRooney MaraThe star of “Millennium” is making a comeback in “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”. In this criminal drama directed by David Lowery, she plays the wife of a prisoner who breaks out of jail to see her and the daughter he never met.

Casey Affleck and Ben Foster also play in the film, which will have a Bonnie and Clyde element to it.

Sarah Polley

Sarah PolleySarah PolleyThe Canadian actress and filmmaker Sara Polley (“Take This Waltz”) will present “Stories We Tell” in the non-competitive Spotlight section.

The documentary, which was previously screened in Toronto and Venice, turns the cameras on the Polley family through the lens of its members, and brings the notion of witness accounts into question. — AFP/Relaxnews

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