The Cricket's Daily 3: 'Beasts' make an appearance [video]
Published: May 3, 2012 09:16AM
Updated: May 3, 2012 09:16AM
Newcomer Quvenzhané Wallis, in a scene from director Benh Zeitlin's drama "Beasts of the Southern Wild." (Courtesy Sundance Institute)

Here's what's happening today in pop culture:

• The official trailer is out for this year's Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner, "Beasts of the Southern Wild." And, yes, it's that strange - and that good. It arrives in theaters late this summer. [Vulture]

• An original of Edvard Munch's iconic painting "The Scream" sold at auction for a record $119.9 million. [The Salt Lake Tribune wire services]

• Can you imagine "Twilight" sparkle boy Robert Pattinson as the guy who led the capture of Saddam Hussein? You won't have to imagine it - it's happening in an upcoming movie. [The Hollywood Reporter]