SXSW Sets Ryan Gosling’s ‘The Fall Guy,’ Netflix’s ‘3 Body Problem’ and More for World Premieres

SXSW Sets Ryan Gosling’s ‘The Fall Guy,’ Netflix’s ‘3 Body Problem’ and More for World Premieres

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SXSW Film & TV Festival announced multiple categories for the 2024 event, including Opening Night TV Premiere, Centerpiece Screening and more.

Netflix’s “3 Body Problem,” executive produced and written by “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, along with “True Blood” writer Alexander Woo is set to debut as the Opening Night TV Premiere. The highly anticipated series, which stars Jovan Adepo, John Bradley, Rosalind Chao, Liam Cunningham, Eiza González, Marlo Kelly, Benedict Wong and Jonathan Pryce, is an adaptation of the best-selling novel.

For the Centerpiece Screening, SXSW will debut the feature film adaptation of the 1980s series “The Fall Guy,” directed by “Atomic Blonde” helmer David Leitch, and starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt. Gosling portrays a battle-scarred stuntman sent back to work on his a film his ex-wife (Blunt) is directing, when the leading star goes missing. “The Fall Guy” is described as a “big-screen love letter to action movies and the hard-working and under-appreciated stunt performers and crew members who make them.” Winston Duke, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Hannah Waddingham and Stephanie Hsu star.

The lineup announced — more will be revealed in early February — also includes the premiere of Season 3 of “Hacks,” the world premiere of Pamela Adlon’s “Babes” and the Mark Wahlberg-produced doc about the downfall of MoviePass, “MoviePass, MovieCrash.” See more TV and films to expect below:

HEADLINERS

“Babes” (World Premiere)
“The Fall Guy” (World Premiere)

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION

Audrey (Australia)
Ben and Suzanne, A Reunion in 4 Parts
The Black Sea (United States, Bulgaria)
Bob Trevino Likes It
Mamifera (Spain)
We Strangers
We Were Dangerous (New Zealand)
We’re All Gonna Die

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION

A House Is Not a Disco
An Army of Women (Germany, Norway)
Grand Theft Hamlet (United Kingdom)
The In Between (U.S., Mexico)
Resynator
Doelplay
Swamp Dogg Gets His Pool Painted
We Can Be Heroes

NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT

A Nice Indian Boy
Cuckoo (Germany)
Doin’ It
I Don’t Understand You
I Love You Forever
I Wish You All the Best
Magpie (U.K.)
My Dead Friend Zoe
Turtles (Canada, Belgium)
The Uninvited

DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT

Cheech & Chong’s Last Movie
Dickweed
How to Be a Truth Engine (Austria)
Lions of Mesopotamia
Plastic People (Candaa)
Preconceived
Secret Mall Apartment
Shaking It Up: The Life and Times of Liz Carpenter
She Looks Like Me (U.K.)
MoviePass, MovieCrash
Whatever It Takes (U.K.)

MIDNIGHTERS

Azreal
Family
Hood Witch (France)
Hunting Daze (Canada)
It’s What Inside
Kryptic (Canada, U.K.)
Oddity (Ireland)
Things Will Be Different

VISIONS

Adrianne & the Castle
Birdeater (Australia)
Dead Mail
Dory Previn: On My Way to Where
Songs from the Hole
The Trouble With Mr. Doodle (U.K.)

24 BEATS PER SECOND

This Is a Film About the Black Keys
Diane Warren: Relentless
Faders Up: The John Aielli Experience
Mogwai: If the Stars Had a Sound (U.K.)
Omar and Cedric: If This Ever Gets Weird (Germany)
The World According to Allee Willis

GLOBAL

Bionico’s Bachata (Dominican Republic)
Krzyk – Losing Control (Germany)
Malta (Argentina, Colombia, Norway)
My Sextortion Diary (Spain)
Natatorium (Iceland)

FESTIVAL FAVORITES

Gasoline Rainbow
The Moogai (Australia)
The Queen of My Dreams (Canada)
Sasquatch Sunset
Sing Sing
Toll (Brazil)

TV PREMIERES

3 Body Problem
Black Twitter
Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show
Photographer: Dan Winters
Ren Faire

TV SPOTLIGHT

Hacks Season 3 Premiere
Magic City: An American Fantasy
Star Trek: Discovery

INDEPENDENT TV PILOT COMPETITION

Bettendorf Talks
Halfrican American
Lucy & Sara
Marvin Is Sorry
Neo-Dome
Tossers

SHORT PROGRAM Presented by You42

NARRATIVE SHORT COMPETITION
Exceptional storytelling that captivates, surprises, and excites.
A Rotten Woman / Die Verdorbene (Germany)
A toi les oreilles (Canada)
Beach Logs Kill
Bits
Caller Number Nine! (United Kingdom)
Can
Dissolution (United States, Australia)
If I Die in America (United States, Puerto Rico)
The Last Brunch
Learning English (United States, United Kingdom)
Let
Los Mosquitos (United States, Costa Rica)
My Tomato Heart (Canada)
The Rainbow Bridge
The Robbers (Austria)
Say Hi After You Die
See It Say It (United Kingdom)
Shé (Snake) (United Kingdom)
Sound and Colour (Ireland)
Trapped
We Are Not Alone (Canada, United States)

DOCUMENTARY SHORT COMPETITION
Authentic storytelling that captivates, surprises, and excites.
Been There (Switzerland)
The Big Wait (Australia)
Christmas, Every Day
Frank
Hello Stranger (Canada)
Leonie, Skeet & de biggen (Leonie, Skeet & the piglets) (Belgium)
Pamilya (United Kingdom)
The Puzzle Palace
Remember, Broken Crayons Colour too (Switzerland)
Sandcastles
The School of Canine Massage
Shotplayer
We Ride for Her
Wouldn’t Make It Any Other Way

ANIMATED SHORT COMPETITION

A Crab in the Pool (Canada)
Au 8ème Jour (France)
Beautiful Men
Bug Diner
La Perra (Colombia, France)
Matta and Matto (Switzerland)
Sweetmeats (United States, Australia)
Tennis, Oranges
This is TMI (India)
Wander to Wonder (Belgium, France, Netherlands)

MIDNIGHT SHORT COMPETITION

Apotemnofilia (Spain)
The Bleacher
Dream Creep
Inner Demons
Lullaby (United Kingdom)
Make Me a Pizza
Meat Puppet (United Kingdom)
Tight
Transylvanie (France)

TEXAS SHORT COMPETITION

Beeps
Hair Care
Jedo’s Dead
Live From the Clouds
The Passing
The Queen vs Texas
Sangre Violenta / Sangre Violeta

MUSIC VIDEO COMPETITION
Bambina – ‘Anyway U Want It’
Benjamin Earl Turner – ‘Headspace/Bent’
The Burning Hell – ‘All I Need’
Célen – ‘Mom told you so’ (France)
Chappell Roan – ‘Casual’
Crumb – ‘Crushxd’
Daft Punk – ‘Infinity Repeating (2013 Demo) (ft. Julian Casablancas + The Voidz)’ (United States, France)
Dhruv Visvanath – ‘Gimme Love’ (India)
Dillon Francis – ‘LA on Acid’
Dominic Fike – ‘Mama’s Boy’
Fatoumata Diawara – ‘Nsera’ (France)
The Hives – ‘Bogus Operandi’ (United Kingdom)
Ismay – ‘Stranger In The Barn’ (United States, Sweden)
Lil Yachty – ‘Say Something’
Little Dragon – ‘Kenneth’ (Sweden, United Kingdom)
Milkblood – ‘Run Thru Me’
Paris Texas – ‘Bullet Man’
Rainbow Chan – ‘Seven Sisters’ (Australia)
YACHT – ‘My Idea’

XR EXPERIENCE

XR Experience Competition
Astra
Chief
Detachment (Canada, United States, United Kingdom)
Eclipsing
The Golden Key
I’m Tired of Being Hypersurveilled
Joseph Rouleau: Final Encore (Canada)
Madame Pirate: Code of Conduct (France, Taiwan)
Many Worlds (Australia)
Maya: The Birth of a Superhero (United States, France, United Kingdom)
Reimagined Volume III: Young Thang
Soulpaint (Netherlands, United Kingdom)
The Tent
The Vortex Cinema (Germany)

XR Experience Spotlight
Masterful immersive art from around the world.
Antipsychotic
Buried in the Rock (United Kingdom)
Dani: the Portrait of a Beauty (Korea, Republic of)
Dreaming of Lebanon
Emperor (France, Germany)
Escape to Shanghai
Her Name Was Gisberta (Brazil, Portugal)
Impulse (Preview) (France, United Kingdom)
Letters From Drancy
NÂ TÂU TSÍ Á (SISTER LIN-TOU) VR (Taiwan)
Tadpole
Tulpamancer
Walk to Westerbork

XR Experience Special Event
Radical experimentations with emerging tech.
A Picture Can’t Take Me (Germany)
Kiss/Crash (Installation) (United Kingdom)
Opal (Canada)

SXSW 2024 is set for March 8-16 in Austin, Texas. The speaker lineup includes Rosario Dawson, “Call Her Daddy” podcast host Alex Cooper, “How to Be an Antiracist” author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, head of ChatGPT Peter Deng and ACE Entertainment CEO Matt Kaplan. Additionally, the festival will include the iHeartPodcast Awards. (Disclosure: Variety parent company PMC owns a majority stake in SXSW.)

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