25 Movies We Can't Wait to See at Sundance 2018

From a doc on Joan Jett to corporate satires, gritty indies and a psycho Nic Cage – our picks for this year's must-see Sundance titles

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'Beirut'
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'Beirut'

It's the early Eighties, Lebanon is a powderkeg surrounded by lit matches and a U.S. diplomat (Jon Hamm) finds himself in the middle of a hostage crisis. Specifically, a group has kidnapped an old friend of his and requested that he negotiates a trade: the American citizen in exchange for a notorious, incarcerated terrorist. Even worse: Said terrorist may have been the one responsible for a lifechanging incident in the our hero's past. Rosamund Pike, Shea Wigham and Breaking Bad's Dean Norris are intelligence-agency spooks who may or may not have our man's best interests at heart; director Brad Anderson (The Machinist) is calling the shots; noted screenwriter Tony Gilroy is laying down the political intrigue. This has "nerve-jangling thriller" written all over it.

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