Sundance Today: 50 Cent, James Franco, Ed Helms And More

Gentle readers, here’s a word of advice: when at Sundance, it’s best not to see a midnight screening of a horror movie set within a super creepy house, then travel back to your darkened condo and expect to get some shut eye.

That’s the situation we found ourselves in on Thursday after checking out “Silent House,” the horror flick directed by “Open Water” vets Chris Kentis and Laura Lau. Not fun! But last night we wised up, hitting “Hobo with a Shotgun” near midnight. There’s a reason the grindhouse-esque has become one of the buzziest films of the festival: awesome!

Thus we woke up Saturday morning energized and ready to attack the heck out of the day’s schedule. Among the folks lined up for chats are 50 Cent, James Franco (“Three’s Company: The Drama”), Paul Giamatti (“Win Win”), Terrence Howard (“The Ledge”) and Ed Helms (“Cedar Rapids”). Oh, and Elizabeth Olsen, who stars in “Silent House”; we expect an apology!

We’ve also got some interviews lined up that are too top-secret to discuss right now. But expect some tasty news to be flowing out of MTV News in the coming hours. In the meantime, check out some of the scoops we gathered yesterday: Elijah Wood speaking out for the first time about “The Hobbit”; J.K. Simmons spilling the beans about is character arc in the aborted “Spider-Man 4”; and a full report on “Fight for Your Right Revisited,” a fictionalized take on what happened after the conclusion of the Beastie Boys’ 1987 music video.

OK, enough! It’s time for us to get out there and conquer Sundance. Keep it locked to MTV News all there is to know about the festival.