David Lynch has joined the cast of Steven Spielberg’s upcoming drama The Fabelmans.
The details of the role are a closely guarded secret, but it is now certain that she will appear in the movie. “The Fabelmans” will mark the first collaboration between Lynch and Spielberg, both seminal directorial talents emerging in the 1970s. Throughout his filmmaking career, Lynch has built a stellar career with acclaim directing films such as “Mulholland Drive”, “Eraserhead”, “Blue Velvet”, “The Straight Story” and “Lost Highway”.
His 1980 historical drama “The Elephant Man” received eight Oscar nominations, including one for Lynch’s direction, while the crime romance “Wild at Heart” won the Palme d’Or at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. Lynch received Oscar nominations for best director for “Blue Velvet” and “Mulholland Drive.” His latest movie “Inland Empire” was released in 2006 and received rave reviews from critics’ groups. Lynch is also one of the minds behind the “Twin Peaks” series he co-created with Mark Frost. Lynch directed six episodes of the show’s two-season run in the 1990s and the 1992 movie “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.” In 2017, Lynch returned to “Twin Peaks,” directing an 18-episode sequel for Showtime.
Beyond directing, Lynch has experimented with awkward acting. He played FBI agent Gordon Cole in all iterations of “Twin Peaks,” and other performances range from guest appearances on “Louie” and “The Cleveland Show” to a supporting role in 2017’s “Lucky.” The director is also busy post-production on “The Fabelmans,” although Spielberg is currently in a flurry of awards speeches as he redesigns “West Side Story.”
“Fabelmans” is described as a semi-autobiographical project that Spielberg created based on his time growing up in Arizona. Lynch joins the cast, which includes Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Paul Dano, Julia Butters, and new talent Gabriel LaBelle. While Williams and Dano are expected to take on characters taken from Spielberg’s parents, Rogen’s role is said to be influenced by Spielberg’s uncle. LaBelle plays aspiring filmmaker Sammy, a Spielberg analog, while Butters plays his sister Anne. Spielberg co-wrote the script with his frequent collaborator Tony Kushner.
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