David Lynch, a veteran filmmaker, has joined the cast of Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film “The Fabelmans.”
The film will be Lynch and Spielberg’s first collaboration, despite the fact that both are regarded as among the greatest Hollywood filmmakers of all time for their numerous critical and commercial successes.
Lynch, who has directed films such as “Mulholland Drive,” “Eraserhead,” “Blue Velvet,” “The Straight Story,” “Lost Highway,” and the TV series “Twin Peaks,” will star in the film alongside Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Paul Dano, Julia Butters, and newcomer Gabriel LaBelle, according to Variety.
The 76-year-old filmmaker has previously appeared in many shows and movies, including his own series “Twin Peaks,” in which he played Gordon Cole.
Spielberg is currently in post-production on “The Fablemans,” a film loosely based on his childhood experiences in Arizona. Dano is playing a character based on Spielberg’s father, with Williams portraying his mother and Rogen portraying his uncle. Judd Hirsch, Sam Rechner, Oakes Fegley, Chloe East, Julia Butters, Jeannie Berlin, Robin Bartlett, Jonathan Hadary, and Isabelle Kusman round out the cast.
Tony Kushner, Spielberg’s regular collaborator on films such as “Lincoln” and “West Side Story,” co-wrote the script with him.