Muppets, Edgar Wright headed to SXSW film festival

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Posted: Jan 31, 2017 3:01 PM
Muppets, Edgar Wright headed to SXSW film festival

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest from writer-director Edgar Wright and a behind-the-scenes documentary about the Muppets are among the films headed to the 24th South by Southwest film festival.

SXSX on Tuesday announced the slate to its March 10-19 festival in Austin, Texas. Premiering will be the heist thriller "Baby Driver" from Wright, the "Shaun of the Dead" filmmaker, and Frank Oz's "Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched."

Other entries include Joe Swanberg's "Win it All," starring Jake Johnson as a Chicago gambler; the George Lazenby documentary "Becoming Bond"; Judd Apatow's music documentary "May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers"; and Netflix's "Most Hated Woman in America," starring Melissa Leo as atheist activist Madalyn Murray O'Hair.

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Terrence Malick's "Song to Song" is the previously announced opener.