David Lynch is to appear in his daughter Jennifer Lynch‘s new feature film titled ‘A Fall from Grace‘.
The new film has Tim Roth as the lead character who plays a homicide detective working in St Louis on the trail of a serial killer. The elder Lynch will play the father of the detective.
The film is very much an indie project, which Jennifer co-wrote with producer Eric Wilkinson. ”I didn’t write the role with him in mind,” she explains, “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, it’s perfect.”
Paz Vega (Sex and Lucia) and Willow Shields (The Hunger Games) have also joined the cast, alongside Vincent D’Onofrio with production expected to start filming in the summer.
This is the first feature film-based project we’ve heard elder Lynch become involved in, since his own first digital release Inland Empire, back in 2006. The surrealist director has not made any plans for another film since then, but has been working within other arts, such as music (if you thought his films were weird try giving his debut album ‘Crazy Clown Time‘ a listen!)
When asked about how it’ll be working with his daughter for the first time he says; “I will be putty in Jen’s hands.”