Shelley Duvall returns with horror film The Forest Hills, her first film in two decades – First Look

exclusive: Shelley Duval (the shining) preparing to return to the screens via forest hills An independent horror thriller film by writer and director Scott Goldberg, which marks her first project in 20 years. (Above can be found the first behind-the-scenes photo of the actor.)

It stars Edward Furlong, Chico Mendes and De Wallace. forest hills It follows a troubled man tormented by nightmarish visions, after he suffers head trauma while camping in the Catskill Mountains. Duval will play the mother of mentally and emotionally troubled Rico (Mendez), who acts as his inner voice.

Scott Hansen is producing the pic along with Dreznick Goldberg Productions and Digital Thunderdome Studios, with Goldberg serving as co-producer.

“We are huge fans of the shining Which is honestly one of my favorite horror movies ever, right there with John Carpenter Halloween and George A. Romero day of the dead “With the darker tones they presented in their films, along with the perfect tones and elements that make them my personal favorites,” Goldberg said. Chile contributed to the shining Being an absolute masterpiece by giving it everything, and performing in a way that truly shows the fear and dread of a mother in solitude.”

Duvall is an actress, writer, and producer known for her collaborations with everyone from Robert Altman and Woody Allen to Stanley Kubrick, Terry Gilliam and Steven Soderbergh. The screen icon is best known for its movie-side work on classic titles including Brewster McCloudAnd the McCabe and Mrs. MillerAnd the Thieves like usAnd the NashvilleAnd the Annie HallAnd the three womenAnd the the shiningAnd the BobAnd the Bandit timeAnd the Roxanne And the lady picture. She has been honored over the course of her career with a Peabody Award, Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress, two Emmy Award nominations, and a BAFTA nomination, among many other awards.

her work in the shining It has been the subject of much discussion over the years.

The actress told Deadline’s sister on The Hollywood Reporter in 2021 that playing a woman whose husband slowly disintegrates during a period of isolation as their caretakers in a snowy motel took a heavy toll. She was required to cry nearly every day over the 56 weeks of filming.

“After a while, your body is rebelling,” Duval said. “Stop doing this to me,” she says. I don’t want to cry every day. And sometimes that thought alone makes me cry. To wake up on Monday morning, so early, and realize that you had to cry all day because it was due – I’m going to start crying. ”

When asked if Kubrick, as has been rumored, was intentionally tough with her in order to improve her performance, the actress told THR, “He’s got that streak in him. He definitely has that. But I think mostly because people were that way with him at some point.” In the past “.

Duvall last appeared alongside Shirley Jones, Cloris Leachman, and Louise Fletcher in the 2002 comedy manna from heavenAnnouncing her retirement the same year. The actress re-appeared in November of 2016, after many years out of the spotlight, in an interview with Dr. Phil on his talk show of the same name, in which she opened up about her struggle with mental illness, saying, “I’m so sick. I need help.” ” The clip that was seen as exploitative of Duvall quickly became a lightning rod, taking everyone from Kubrick’s daughter Vivian to Mia Farrow and Patton Oswalt both the talk show host and showrunner on a mission. “Mccabe and Mrs. Miller, THIEVES LIKE US, THE SHINING, 3 WOMEN, ROXANNE (and others),” the actor and comedian last wrote on Twitter at the time. “Shelly Duvall deserves respect, not exploitation.”

It’s unclear if Duvall is working with any actors at this time.


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