Sundance: Kristen Stewart, Liam Neeson, and Nick Hornby stop by

The EW Photo Studio kicked off its afternoon with a lively shoot from the cast of Adventureland, Superbad director Greg Mottola’s new comedy about a recent college graduate who reluctantly takes a crappy summer job at a broken down amusement park. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Martin Starr, Bill Hader, and Kristen Wiig, Adventureland is one of the few Sundance movies guaranteed to make it into theaters. Miramax opens it March 27. Take a look at our video with the cast members below — and also be sure to check out the trailer because, according to Starr, who plays the best friend, “It’s f—in’ awesome.”

Little promotion was needed for the movie An Education, the coming-of-age story of a British teenage girl who is seduced by an older man. The film has already garnered intense praise and interest from eager buyers. Nonetheless on hand at the studio were stars Dominic Cooper, newcomer Carey Mulligan, Danish director Lone Scherfig, and screenwriter Nick Hornby. For Hornby, best known for his novels High Fidelity and About a Boy, 2009 marked the first time the author had the opportunity to attend Sundance. And his time spent thus far: “Fantastic. People really seem to like the film and I didn’t expect the reaction to be so dramatic. I thought people would like it but that it would be too quite to get that kind of reaction.”

Of course, director Oliver Hirschbiegel (The Invasion) and stars Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt are bracing themselves for a reaction. The three veterans are in town to promote their film Five Minutes in Heaven, which premieres this evening. The movie centers on Northern Ireland’s reconciliation and focuses specifically on two men: Alistair Little (Liam Neeson), a convicted felon, and Joe Griffin (James Nesbitt), the brother of the man Little killed 33 years earlier. “Liam’s a big actor,” says Nesbitt, best known for his role in Paul Greengrass’s Bloody Sunday. “And this is a little movie. So for him to be here says a lot.”

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