David Lynch To Act In Daughter Jennifer's Thriller A Fall From Grace

By Nick Venable 2013-03-01 23:09:52discussion comments
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Though it would be impossible for Jennifer Lynchís career to perfectly mimic that of her father David Lynch, the amount of eccentricities is similar. The most bizarre love story ever, 1993ís Boxing Helena, wasnít followed up for fifteen years until 2008ís Surveillance, and since then sheís been fairly consistent in releasing non-critical darlings that retain the darkness of her fatherís work with few of the quirky nightmarish qualities.

The two delightfully demented worlds will be colliding now that David Lynch has signed on to appear in A Fall From Grace, Jennifer Lynchís next thriller. The Hollywood Reporter states the elder Lynch will play the father of the lead character, a St. Louis homicide detective tracking down a serial killer. The detective is to be played by the ever-dependable Tim Roth. Paz Vega (Madagascar 3) and Willow Shields (The Hunger Games) have also been added to the cast, which also boasts Vincent DíOnofrio, who was in Jenniferís last feature Chained.

Jenniferís first foray into the film world, an Eraserhead cameo when she was young, was edited out of the film, so this gives her a chance to cut him out of one of her films, though she probably isnít still holding a grudge. The choice to sign him sounds more sincere than that.

"I didnít write the role with him in mind," Jennifer says, "but I was thinking of him because he calls up so many powerful and yet fragile elements in my life and because this character is strong but broken down by dementia. So for me, itís perfect." And her father sounds just as game, promising, ďI will be putty in Jenís hands.Ē

A Fall From Grace is expected to be filming this summer.
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