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15 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015*

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Sleeping With Other People, Leslye Headlund

After making a name for herself with the acerbic comedy Bachelorette and penning the script for 2014’s About Last Night, Headland gets behind the camera again with a comedy about a serial cheater and a womanizer who turn to each other for support 

Songs My Brother Taught Me, Chloé Zhao

Director Zhao spent years researching the script for her film writing over 30 drafts and picking up funding from nearly every independent U.S. filmmaking institution along the way. Songs, about a girl and her brother growing up and growing apart on a small reservation, is already set to have its premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. 

True American/Untitled Bowe Bergdahl Pic, Kathryn Bigelow

After nearly two years of radio silence since Zero Dark Thirty Bigelow announced in May of 2014 that she was working on an adaptation of the non-fiction book True American quickly followed by a second announcement just a month later that she was collaborating with Mark Boal on an as yet untitled Bowe Bergdahl Pic. Which movie will be made first is anyone’s guess, but it seems like a sure bet that we’ll be seeing one of them before 2015 is over. 

Unforgettable, Amma Asante

Even before her hit period piece Belle was released in theatres Asante had already booked her third film, Unforgettable, a studio feature from WB about the volatile relationship between the former and current wife of the same man. Kerry Washington and Kate Hudson are already in talks to star.

The Whole Truth, Courtney Hunt

Unbelievably it’s been 7 years since Hunt’s Oscar nominated debut feature Frozen River. Since then Hunt’s struggle to produce a second film has been marked by a number of false starts.
Her latest movie was not exempt from this ill-fortune (Daniel Craig dropped out of the lead role days before shooting began) but Hunt persevered and her story about two lawyers (played by Keanu Reeves and Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and their struggle to uncover the truth behind a gruesome murder is set to debut at last in 2015.

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*List does not include 2014 festival releases that will be distributed in 2015.