Steven Spielberg and David Lynch are coming together for the upcoming The Fablemans – with one directing the other.
It has been announced by Variety that director David Lynch will be taking on an unnamed role in Steven Spielberg’s next film. The Fablemans is said to be a tale based loosely on Spielberg’s childhood, the first time that the director has directly set out to tell a story about a part of his life that has influenced so much of his greatest work.
The collaboration between the two filmmakers marks the first time they have worked together across careers spanning five decades.
Lynch is best known for directing some of the more surreal and strange films to emerge from Hollywood in that time period, including Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet and Eraserhead. He’s been known to do a bit of acting too throughout his career. He took on the role of Gordon Cole in Twin Peaks, the enduringly-popular TV show that he created, and you can see him conversing with a monkey in the short Netflix film, What Did Jack Do? the next time you have 17 minutes to spare.
Spielberg is currently in post-production on The Fablemans, with Universal looking like it is angling for the American Thanksgiving holiday in November to launch the movie. Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Paul Dano, Julia Butters will be joined by newcomer Gabriel LaBelle, who is expected to play a young, film-obsessed child, not unlike you-know-who. We can now add Lynch to that very promising cast as well.
We’ll bring you more updates on The Fablemans as we hear them.
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