The Cabin in the Woods to Open SXSW 2012

Kristen Connolly and Anna Hutchison in The Cabin in the Woods (2012) Movie Image

Making plans to head down to Austin for South By Southwest (or as the kids call it, SXSW) this year? If you’re one of those Whedonites, you should be, because the Whedon-produced “The Cabin in the Woods” will be getting is long-delayed world premiere as the annual festival’s opening night film in March 9th (the film portion of SXSW will run from March 9th to March 17th).

If you don’t make it down to Austin for SXSW, you’ll have to wait until April 13, 2012 to see the movie, which stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, and Amy Acker.

Along with “The Cabin in the Woods”, SXSW also announced six other titles that will have their premieres at the Texas shebang:

MARLEY (North American Premiere)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
The definitive documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley

Beauty Is Embarrassing (World Premiere)
Director: Neil Berkeley
A funny, irreverent and insightful look into the life and times of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne White.

Small Apartments (World Premiere)
Director: Jonas Åkerlund
When Franklin Franklin accidentally kills his landlord, he must hide the body; but, the wisdom of his beloved brother and the quirks of his neighbors, force him on a journey where a fortune awaits him.
Cast: Matt Lucas, Billy Crystal, James Caan

CITADEL (World Premiere)
Director: Ciarán Foy
An agoraphobic father teams up with a renegade priest to save his daughter from the clutches of a gang of twisted feral children.
Cast: Aneurin Barnard, James Cosmo, Wumni Mosaku

GIRLS (World Premiere)
Director: Lena Dunham
Created by and starring Lena Dunham (Tiny Furniture), the show is a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s.
Cast: Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke

The Oyster Princess with live score by Bee vs. Moth (World Premiere)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
The Oyster Princess is Ernst Lubitsch’s tart 1919 silent comedy that parodies the rich and the spoiled. Austin jazz/rock band Bee vs. Moth performs their original score live with the film for the first time.
Cast: Ossi Oswalda, Victor Janson, Julius Falkenstein

You can keep up with all the SXSW happenings at the fest’s official site.