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2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #76. Jennifer Kaytin Robinson – Someone Great

2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #76. Jennifer Kaytin Robinson – Someone Great

Considered ahead of its time, writer-director-producer Jennifer Kaytin Robinson parlayed her canceled MTV’s Sweet/Vicious gig into a directorial debut featuring the likes of Brittany Snow, Rosario Dawson, Gina Rodriguez and Lakeith Stanfield. Production began on Someone Great back in April, and Netflix swooped in for rights on the romantic comedy early on. Perhaps a festival detour is possibility.

Rooftop Films 2019

Gist: The film follows a young woman (Rodriguez) who suffers a devastating breakup and decides to seek adventure in New York City with her two best friends before she moves across the country for her dream job. Brittany Snow and DeWanda Wise will play Rodriguez’s two best friends, while Stanfield is poised to play Rodriguez’s ex-boyfriend.

Production Co./Producers: I Can and I Will Productions’ Gina Rodriguez, Feigco Entertainment’s Paul Feig and Jessie Henderson (A Simple Favor), Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman and Peter Cron (The Land of Steady Habits).

Prediction: A longshot for the fest’s Premieres section. SXSW or Tribeca more likely.

U.S. Distributor: Netflix.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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