Director: Jason Bateman Stars: Bateman, Allison Janney The Buzz: Buyers think the movie (Bateman's directorial debut) has real commercial potential. Bateman plays a onetime spelling bee loser who tries to vindicate himself by somehow entering a kids' spelling competition.
'Can a Song Save Your Life?'
Director: John Carney Stars: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld The Buzz: Carney, the writer-director of Once, creates a musical romance, from Exclusive Media, about a frustrated singer (Knightley) and a washed-up producer (Ruffalo).
Director: Atom Egoyan Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth The Buzz: Loosely based on the case of the West Memphis Three, the drama should find a home thanks to its well-known Canadian director and Witherspoon playing a grieving mother.
'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her'
Director: Ned Benson Stars: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy The Buzz: One of the fest's most ambitious projects, it could prove puzzling: Benson has made two films about a troubled marriage -- one from the wife's perspective, the other from the husband's -- packaged together as one 190-minute film.
Director: Richard Ayoade Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska The Buzz: Based on a novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, this comic outing centers on a man who is driven mad when he discovers he has a doppelganger. And Eisenberg gets to go toe-to-toe with himself.
Director: Denis Villeneuve Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Melanie Laurent The Buzz: What's this? Another doppelganger tale! In this psychosexual thriller, Gyllenhaal stars in a dual role as a university teacher who tracks down a man who looks just like him.
Director: John Turturro Stars: Turturro, Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara The Buzz: Allen plays a pimp who guides Turturro's middle-aged hustler. It marks the first time Allen has acted in another director's film in more than a decade.
Director: Matthew Saville Stars: Tom Wilkinson, Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney, Melissa George The Buzz: The Australian drama revolves around three detectives who become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident leaves a child in critical condition.
'The F Word'
Director: Michael Dowse Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver The Buzz: The movie about a young man and woman trying to just be friends could pop with younger moviegoers if it isn't too talky, according to the advance word.
Director: Liza Johnson Stars: Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld The Buzz: This drama about a girl who tries to fix up her father with her nanny is a potential breakout, though Wiig's most recent indie film, Girl Most Likely, fared poorly.
Director: Alexandre Aja Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple The Buzz: Radcliffe is a hot property, but buyers aren't sure what to make of this thriller about a young man, accused of killing his girlfriend, who sprouts horns.
Director: David Gordon Green Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan The Buzz: A gritty Southern Gothic drama about an ex-con who befriends a troubled teen, it got high marks in Venice.
'Life of Crime'
Director: Daniel Schechter Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Isla Fisher, Mos Def, Will Forte The Buzz: There's keen interest in the crime comedy because of the cast and the fact that it's based on a novel by Elmore Leonard, who died Aug. 20.
'The Love Punch'
Director: Joel Hopkins Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson The Buzz: Distributors are viewing this caper about a divorced couple who reunite for a diamond heist as a possible adult box-office draw.
Director: Gia Coppola Stars: James Franco, Emma Roberts The Buzz: A study of California teens based on Franco's stories, the film, applauded in Telluride, should sell on its talent alone. Coppola is the granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola and daughter of the late Gian-Carlo Coppola.
'The Railway Man'
Director: John Teplitzky Stars: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman The Buzz: The film, slotted high up on every buyer's A-list, tells the true story of a haunted World War II British Army officer whose wife decides he must meet his former Japanese POW tormentor.
'Sunshine on Leith'
Director: Dexter Fletcher Stars: Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks The Buzz: A feel-good romp based on Stephen Greenhorn's critically acclaimed play with a heavy dose of music from 1980s Scottish band The Proclaimers.
Director: Paul Haggis Stars: Liam Neeson, Kim Basinger, Olivia Wilde, Mila Kunis, Maria Bello The Buzz: Three intersecting stories about couples in Rome, Paris and New York City mark Haggis' return to the same multistory technique that earned his Crash three Oscars.
Director: John Curran Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver The Buzz: Produced by Iain Canning and Emile Sherman -- the Oscar-winning duo behind The King's Speech -- this adventure starring Wasikowska in a trek across Australia got raves in Venice.
'Words and Pictures'
Director: Fred Schepisi Stars: Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche The Buzz: A comic drama that pits Owen's English teacher against Binoche's art teacher.
'You Are Here'
Director: Matthew Weiner Stars: Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis The Buzz: The comedy about two childhood friends who return to their hometown when one of them inherits a fortune marks the first feature directed by Mad Men creator Weiner.
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