by Rob Boylan
There will be at least one UCF alum freezing their tuchus off in the snowy mountains of Park City, Utah this week.
Premiering tonight at Sundance is The One I Love, a comedic drama featuring Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass as a married couple who make a weekend retreat in a last ditch effort to save their frayed marriage.
The film was penned (and executive produced) by '06 UCF Film grad Justin Lader.
Lader and the film's director Charlie McDowell, son of Malcom McDowell and Mary Steenburgen, were approached by Duplass based on a previously written script of theirs called Fighting Jacob. Though the film never went into production, Duplass liked the script and contacted the team.
“He could have said he wanted to adapt ‘L-Z’ in a phonebook and I would have figured out a way to turn that into a movie, because I wanted to work with him so bad,” Lader told UCF's student newspaper, Central Florida Future.
The film plays once a night from tonight through Jan. 26 at the 30th anniversary of the film festival as it looks for a buyer. With that cast, which also includes Ted Danson, the odds don't seem that bad.
[h/t: Central Florida Future]