13. Nepotism works! Robert Redford’s Gotham-based daughter Amy Redford directs The Guitar.
14. Indie Spirit nominee? Paul Giamatti and Billy Crudup invent a sci-fi rocket belt in Paul Schneider’s Pretty Bird.
15. Awards bait: Half Nelson’s directors, Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, return with Sugar, a drama about a Dominican baseball prospect.
16. The Producers 2? In The Deal, co-written by Atlantic Theater cronies Steven Schachter and William H. Macy, a craven movie producer casts LL Cool J as a Jewish action star.
17. Fetish watch: In Quid Pro Quo, Vera Farmiga seduces a paraplegic New Yorker.
18. Acquisition target: Woody Harrelson and Brooklyn’s Emily Mortimer play tourists on a bad trip in Transsiberian.