Dianne Wiest Gets Foot Stuck In Shortbus Rabbit Hole
John Cameron Mitchell isnít the best director working today, but he has an individualistic style reminiscent of Tim Burton or Charlie Kaufman. Not that Iím implying thereís a gothic-looking tree in the background of every shot or wildly-imaginative avant-garde plot devices lurking around the corner, itís just that when you see anything written or helmed by these men, you know they were involved. A dude in drag eats shit? Must be John Waters. A manboy finds loves and grows up in the process? Judd Apatow, baby. Itís the signatures, add-ons which leave the mark, and for a guy whoís only done two films of note (Hedwig & The Angry Inch, Shortbus), John Cameron Mitchell can hold his head high knowing his tambour is as recognizable to film buffs as Zach Snyderís slow motion.
Mitchellís new movie Rabbit Hole has begun casting, and according to Variety, Edward Scissorhands actress Dianne Wiest has joined the cast, as well as theater favorite Tammy Blanchard. The latterís addition should come as no surprise to those who know of John Cameronís off-Broadway roots. Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart have already signed on to the project which follows a grieving couple getting over the loss of a four year old child.
No word on when this might be finished, but considering weíre still reporting on the cast, Iíd assume weíre looking at 2010. Hopefully with a little more name recognition than his previous efforts, weíll see Rabbit Hole on the marquee outside more than just a few selected art house theaters.
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