‘The Shining’ star making big return to the screen
Shelley Duvall is back after a long hiatus and is making her return to the screen in the indie horror flick The Forest Hills.
Deadline revealed the 73-year-old in a behind-the-scenes image of Duvall, on Friday.
The film will see Duvall return to acting after a 20-year break from the craft, her notable role being The Shining.
The Forest Hills will also star actors such as Edward Furlong, Chiko Mendez, and Dee Wallace.
The movie follows a man who begins experiencing disturbing visions after enduring a head injury during a camping trip in the Catskill Mountains.
Duvall will play the mother of Mendez’s character, and she will serve as his ‘inner voice.’
The Forest Hills writer, director, and producer, Scott Goldberg gave a statement to Deadline, he praised Duvall’s previous work in the 1980 film, The Shining, with his ‘collaborators’ having respect for Stanley Kubrick’s work.
‘We are huge fans of The Shining and it’s honestly one of my favorite horror movies of all time, up there with John Carpenter’s Halloween and George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead,’ he said.
Goldberg praised Duvall’s performance and said it helped define the movie.
‘Shelley contributed to The Shining being an absolute masterpiece by giving her all, and performing in a way that really showcased the fear and horror of a mother in isolation,’ he said.
The Forest Hills’ release date has not been revealed to the public as of yet.
Duvall previously resurfaced earlier this month as she was featured in a TikTok by a fan which has already earned over 5 million views.
Duvall began her career by appearing in the 1970 black comedy feature Brewster McCloud.
She went on to appear in features such as Annie Hall, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, and Popeye, among numerous others, her most notable role was as Wendy Torrance in The Shining.
Duvall’s most recent appearance in a feature was in Manna from Heaven, which was released in 2002.
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