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Sundance 2012 Preview: Common in 'LUV' (Exclusive Video)

The competition drama from writer-director Sheldon Candis will have its world premiere at the Eccles Theatre Monday, Jan. 23.

Writer-director Sheldon Candis’ new film LUV will have its world premiere in the U.S. narrative competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Common, Michael Rainey Jr., Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover and Charles S. Dutton star in the story of an orphaned 11-year-old boy who during one tough day on the Baltimore streets comes to discover unpleasant truths about the uncle he loves. Justin Wilson co-wrote the screenplay for the drama, which will first screen Monday, Jan. 23, at the Eccles Theatre at 3:30 pm.

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THR here hosts an exclusive clip from the film.

Jason Michael BermanW. Michael JensonJoel NewtonCommonDerek DudleyDatari Turner and Gordon Bijelonic produced LUV. Turner and Bijelonic were co-producers on the 2011 Sundance entries Salvation Boulevard and Another Happy Day, which won the Waldo Salt screenwriting award for filmmaker Sam Levinson.

Cinetic’s John Sloss and ICM are selling rights to the film at the festival.