Prestonsburg native's film to screen at Sundance Film Festival

January 23, 2013 

2013 Sundance Portrait - Very Good Girls

Boyd Holbrook from the film "Very Good Girls" poses for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at the Fender Music Lodge, on Tuesday Jan. 22, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP Images)

VICTORIA WILL — Victoria Will/Invision/AP

Prestonsburg native Boyd Holbrook is one of the stars of a film to be screened at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah this week.

In Very Good Girls, Holbrook stars as a young artist who is the object of affection for two teenagers (played by Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen).

The film — written and directed by Naomi Foner, the mother of Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal — is getting so-so reviews, most of which fault the screenwriting.

Holbrook, 31, who was discovered as a model while working at Jenny Wiley Theatre in Prestonsburg, was featured in the Emmy-winning television miniseries Hatfields and McCoys. In March, he will appear in the movie The Host, based on Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's book. The Internet Movie Database also lists him among the star-studded cast of an untitled project by famed writer and director Terence Malick.

The Sundance Film Festival, one of indie film's biggest events of the year, continues through Sunday in Park City, Utah.

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