The Yellow Birds
Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston, Jennifer Aniston
Director: Alexandre Moors (Blue Caprice)
The gist: Based on Kevin Powers' acclaimed novel, Ehrenreich stars as a 21-year-old soldier whose best friend goes missing in Iraq. He returns home looking for answers.
Why it's buzzing: Hype around The Yellow Birds is all about pedigree. Moors, who cut his teeth on music and commercials, impressed with Blue Caprice, a tense look at the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks (which, sadly, few saw). His star, Ehrenreich, is about to play frickin' Han Solo in a Star Wars spinoff. Their war novel adaptation comes courtesy of David Lowery (see: A Ghost Story). Let's hope the stars align.