LOS ANGELES (AFP) - New movies by Stephen Frears and Spike Lee are among a star-studded line-up of world premieres scheduled for the Sundance Film Festival next month, organisers announced. The big-name movies will appear in the Premieres section at the Jan 19-29 festival, the annual gathering of independent filmmakers founded by Robert Redford and hosted in the Utah mountain resort of Park City. The official competition will include over 30 US films and 26 foreign features and documentaries from around the world. Frears Lay the Favorite, starring Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta-Jones, will feature in the out-of-competition section, as will Lees Red Hook Summer, about a boy spending a summer in Brooklyn with his grandfather. Featuring one of the most influential directors of all time returning to his Brooklyn roots as well as emerging filmmakers tackling big issues with sophistication beyond their experience, our Premieres section has much to offer, Trevor Groth, the festivals head of programming, said Monday. Others premieres on offer all as yet without distribution deals include wedding movie Bachelorette starring Kirsten Dunst, and Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon in a Wall Street saga Arbitrage, by Nicholas Jarecki. Sigourney Weaver and Robert De Niro star in Rodrigo Cortes thriller Red Lights; and Chris Rock will co-star in 2 Days in New York, by Julie Delpy, a follow-up to her 2007 movie 2 Days in Paris. Thelma and Louise star Sarandon will also appear in the comedy Robot and Frank by director Jake Schreier, alongside James Marsden and Liv Tyler.