SXSW 2024 l Second Wave of Film Lineup Drops Including Work from Several Innovative Clients
February 7, 2024

Written by Anthony D'Alessandro, Deadline

South by Southwest’s 2024 edition just added some more star-studded movies in its second wave of programming including the highly anticipated Jordan Peele Monkeypaw production, Monkey Man, starring and directed by Dev Patel, the Sydney Sweeney nun movie Immaculate, the new Nicolas Cage horror movie Arcadian, and Musica starring Riverdale’s Camila Mendes.

For Peele, Sweeney, and Cage it’s another trip back to the Texas Capital. Peele world premiered his second horror directorial, Us, at SXSW back in 2019, while Sweeney was in Austin last year for her movie inde road movie Americana. Cage brought down the house in SXSW’s return from Covid edition in 2022 with The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

A24, which world premiered their ultimate Best Picture Oscar winner, Everything Everywhere All at Once at SXSW 2022, is back as well with SNL alum Kyle Mooney‘s feature directorial debut, Y2K, the Colman Domingo headliner Sing Sing with its U.S. Premiere and the Jane Schoenbrun directed movie I Saw the TV Glow fresh from Sundance.

All of these features join already scheduled big pics, opening night title Amazon MGM’s Roadhouse starring Jake Gyllenhaal, centerpiece Universal’s David Leitch-directed The Fall Guy starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, and Amazon MGM’s closing night Michael Showalter-directed Anne Hathaway romantic drama, The Idea of You.

Today’s 50 additional projects brings SXSW’s line up to 115 features including 89 World Premieres, 3 International Premieres, 6 North American Premieres, 4 U.S. Premieres, 13 Texas Premieres + 80 Short Films including 19 Music Videos. The TV program includes 7 TV Premieres, 8 TV Spotlight World Premieres and 6 Independent TV Pilots. The XR Experience program includes 38 projects.

“The time has come to rev up the anticipation for SXSW 2024 and reveal the remaining titles in our slate!” said Claudette Godfrey, VP Film & TV. “We invite you to join our renowned audiences in exploring this wide range of work including explosive studio films, surprising indie dramas and comedies, riveting TV, powerful documentaries, gripping gems from around the world, and groundbreaking XR. Come immerse yourself in the joy of the shared cinema experience as our community unites in Austin to be inspired and celebrate! We’ll see y’all soon!”

SXSW runs from March 8-16.



Big names, big talent featuring red carpet premieres and gala film events with major and rising names in cinema. 

Director: Michael Mohan, Producers: David Bernad, Sydney Sweeney, Jonathan Davino, Teddy Schwarzman, Michael Heimler, Screenwriter: Andrew Lobel

A devout American nun embarks on a new journey in a remote convent in the picturesque Italian countryside. Her warm welcome quickly devolves into a nightmare as it becomes clear her new home harbors a sinister secret and unspeakable horrors. Cast: Sydney Sweeney, Álvaro Morte, Dora Romano, Benedetta Porcaroli, Giorgio Colangeli, Simona Tabasco (World Premiere) 

Production Designer: Adam Reamer

Art Director: Francesco Scandale 

The Gutter 
Directors: Yassir Lester, Isaiah Lester, Producers: Liz Destro, Jared Hess, Helen Estabrook, Tristen Tuckfield, Jillian Apfelbaum, Screenwriter: Yassir Lester 

Walt (lover of threesomes, hater of shirts) strikes up an unlikely friendship with a former Pro Bowler as they discover he might be THE GOAT of the lanes. The only things standing in their way are racism, alcoholism and Linda “The Crusher” Curson. Cast: Shameik Moore, Susan Sarandon, D’Arcy Carden, Jay Ellis, Jackée Harry, Paul Reiser, Rell Battle (World Premiere) 

Costume Designer: Melissa Walker

Switch Up 
Director: Tara Pirnia, Producers: Elizabeth Avellan, Marcela Ronquillo, Tara Pirnia, Cristian de la Fuente, Melissa Bickerton, Angela Blair, Screenwriters: Felice Heather Monteith, Tara Pirnia, Tina Contogenis, Pamela Beach 

One of the nation’s top talk show hosts finds himself stranded at a homeless shelter where he meets a young widow.  He falls in love and realizes the path to happiness lies in helping others. Cast: Cristian de la Fuente, Julieth Restrepo, Jeff Fahey, Shondrella Avery, R. Brandon Johnson, Temple Baker, Donnell Rawlings, Alicia Witt, Manuel Uriza, Felice Heather Monteith (World Premiere) 

Additional Editor: Colin Rich

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