The South by Southwest Conference and Festivals announced the lineup for SXSW 2018 Film and, of course, our first thought was: which celebrities will attend?!

We already listed the celebs who could attend in support of the Narrative Features. Below are the actors starring in the Headliner films and Festival Features (acclaimed standouts and selected previous premieres from festivals around the world).

It’s pretty safe to say these may be the faces you’d be most excited to see as there are quite a few award nominees here.

Each film lists the most notable cast and the past project you may most recognize them from.


A Quiet Place
Director/ Screenwriter: John Krasinski
Cast: Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train), John Krasinski (The Office)

Cast: Leslie Mann (This is 40), Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project), John Cena (WWE Raw), Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies)

Cast: Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air), Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World), Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls), Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire), Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth), Dolly Wells (Blunt Talk), Yahya Abdul-Mateen (The Get Down), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Peter Fonda (Easy Rider)

Director/Screenwriter: Daryl Hannah (Splash)
Cast: Neil Young (singer), Lukas Nelson (singer and son of Willie), Willie Nelson

Final Portrait
Director/Screenwriter: Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games)
Cast: Geoffrey Rush (Genius), Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name), Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter), Tony Shalhoub (Monk)

Festival Favorites

American Animals
Cast: Evan Peters (X-Men Apocolypse), Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk), Blake Jenner (Glee), Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), Udo Kier (Downsizing)

Cast: Robert Pattinson (Twilight), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown)

Eighth Grade
Cast: Josh Hamilton (13 Reasons Why), Emily Robinson (Transparent)

First Reformed
Cast: Ethan Hawke (Reality Bites), Amanda Seyfried (Mama Mia), Cedric Kyles (Better known as Cedric the Entertainer), Michael Gaston (The Leftovers)

Lean on Pete
Cast: Charlie Plummer (All the Money in the World), Chloë Sevigny (Big Love), Steve Buscemi (Reservoir Dogs), Travis Fimmel (Vikings)

Never Goin’ Back
Cast: Maia Mitchell (The Fosters), Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live)

Pass Over
Director: Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing)
Cast: Jon Michael Hill (Elementary), Julian Parker (The Chi)

We also feel obliged to include the following Documentary Spotlight in this category (due to the celebrity status of its subject.

The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From A Mythical Man
One man’s journey to find meaning in Bill Murray’s many unexpected adventures with everyday people, rare and never-before seen footage of the comedic icon participating in stories previously presumed to be urban legend.

Check back for highlights on the other movie announcements coming soon to

See the stars of the Narrative Features here.

And, for celebs already confirmed to attend, click here.

Featured photos courtesy of Summit Entertainment, NBC Universal, Universal Pictures, WWE, 20th Century Fox.