Warner Bros. Pictures
"What Just Happened?" is not much of a stretch for Robert De Niro, who morphed from sociopath in "Goodfellas" to sweetie in "Meet the Parents." More curiosity lies with the comedy's director, Barry Levinson, who needs to prove himself again after 2004's "Envy." (The movie, starring Jack Black and Ben Stiller, scored a not-so-enviable 6% on Rotten Tomatoes.)
If "What Just Happened?" is a hit at Sundance, the "Wag the Dog" duo could get back in critics' good graces for this insider movie about a desperate movie producer.