Two decades after her last movie appearance in 2002 manna from heavenawarded The shining and Annie Hall star Shelley Duvall returns to Hollywood with a new movie role. According to Deadline (through Weekly entertainment), Duvall returns in the upcoming independent horror thriller The forest hills. The film comes from writer-director Scott Goldberg and also stars Edward Furlong, Chiko Mendez and Dee Wallace. The film tells the story of a deranged man (Mendez) who is haunted by nightmarish visions after suffering head trauma while camping in the Catskill Mountains. Duvall is going to play the man’s mother. A first look at the film and DuVall’s return has also been released, and you can check out that photo below.
“We are big fans of The shining and it really is one of my all-time favorite horror movies, up there with John Carpenter’s Halloween and George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead with the dark tones they delivered in their films, along with perfect scores and elements that make them my personal favorites,” said Goldberg. “Shelley contributed to The shining being an absolute masterpiece by giving her everything and performing in a way that really showed the fear and horror of a mother in solitude.”
Duvall had previously announced her retirement in 2002 after the comedy manna from heavenalthough she later appeared in a controversial episode of dr. Philo in 2016. During that performance, she revealed that she suffered from mental illness and the episode sparked many fans – including Vivian Kubrick, daughter of The shining director Stanley Kubrick – to openly criticize the show for its treatment of the mentally ill.
In addition to The shiningin which Duvall played Wendy Torrance, and Annie HallDuvall is known for her work in a number of other iconic films, including: Brewster McCloud, McCabe & Mrs Miller, Thieves like us, Nashville, three women, popeye, Time Bandits, Roxanneand The portrait of a lady.
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