David Lynch and Harry Dean Stanton have made a ton of movies together over the years (off the top of my head and amongst others: Inland Empire, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, Wild At Heart), and now they're reuniting for a new project. And get this: this time, they're going to be co-stars.
Here's the news, according to The Wrap:
Harry Dean Stanton and David Lynch are re-teaming at last, this time in front of the camera to co-star in actor-turned-director John Carroll Lynch‘s indie directorial debut, Lucky.
Logan Sparks and Drago Sumonja wrote the script specifically for Stanton, who plays a 90-year-old atheist living in an off-the-map desert town filled with quirky characters. Having out-lived and out-smoked all his contemporaries, the fiercely independent man finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading toward that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment.
Well, that certainly sounds up Stanton and Lynch's alley, doesn't it? A desert town. Weirdo characters. A crusty old dude re-examining his entire life. And you just know transcendental meditation's gonna get a shout-out.
That Lynch and Stanton will be acting opposite one another is interesting in and of itself, but I'm also intrigued to hear that John Carroll Lynch (known simply - and perhaps unfairly - in my household as "Zodiac") is directing. That dude's been a bit-part MVP for years (and still is, as anyone who's seen The Invitation can tell you), and I'm curious to see what he'll do behind the camera.
And with such a talented cast! In addition to Lynch and Stanton, Lucky will also feature Ed Begley Jr., Ron Livingston, Tom Skerritt, Barry Shabaka Henley and Beth Grant, among others.
No word yet on when Lucky will arrive, but it's shooting in Los Angeles as we speak. Stay tuned for details as they become available.
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