Exclusive: Juliette Lewis Updates Us On Michel Gondry's Megalomania

There hasn’t really been a steady flow of information coming our way about Michel Gondry’s animated film Megalomania. The initial announcement came way back in October 2007 and only recently have minor updates popped up around the Internet, the most telling of which comes from The Playlist and provides a brief description of the plot. Gondry explained, “It’s about three kids who discover how to create energy from hair. And they shave everyone on the planet. The rich people wear and rule the world. So the rich people wear wigs and the poor people are just bald. And they want to make a better world, but the maker — which is sort of based on my son — is a horrible dictator…”

Funny thing is, one of the names that’s been attached to the project all along is Juliette Lewis, who’s currently busy promoting a film at Tribeca, Metropia, which, oddly enough, is an animated film with a focus on hair as well. I asked Lewis what’s the deal with Megalomania and while at first she seemed a little rusty on the subject, she is still genuinely excited about film’s theme and message. Lewis also points out that the plan is to create the movie like a radio play. I’m not quite sure how that would work, but assume it would involve the voice cast performing the piece live followed by the creation of the animation.

At the end of our video interview, which you can watch below, Lewis does turn to her Metropia co-star, Alexander Skarsgard, and reveal she hasn’t been updated on the project in quite awhile, but is clearly pleased to hear about the recent buzz and hopeful that that means Megalomania will happen sometime soon. Check out what she had to say for yourself in this clip from the interview below.

Perri Nemiroff

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.