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As Jason Guerrasio notes for Filmmaker, Sundance has added two world premieres and two festival circuit veterans to its lineup.

Predisposed is written and directed by Philip Dorling and Ron Nyswaner and features Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo, Tracy Morgan, Sarah Ramos and Isiah Whitlock Jr. The Sundance synopsis: "Eli Smith, a piano prodigy, is dealing with his troubled mother and enlisting help from a hapless drug dealer on the day he has an audition for a prestigious music program. Events spiral comically out of control as this gang of misfits faces the mistakes of the past, the challenges of the future, and the possibilities of love."

Don Coscarelli's John Dies at the End, featuring Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown and Glynn Turman, is based on a novel by David Wong. Sundance: "On the street they call it Soy Sauce – a drug that allows users to drift across time and dimensions. »

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