Shelley Duvall units her movie comeback after 20-year hiatus

Shelley Duvall — a long time after shying away from the Hollywood highlight — is prepared for her closeup, once more. The actor, identified for “The Shining” and “Popeye,” has signed on for her first movie function in 20 years, The Instances has confirmed.

She is going to return to the silver display within the indie horror movie “The Forest Hills,” directed and written by Scott Goldberg. Deadline, which first broke the information, reported that she’s going to star alongside Edward Furlong, Chiko Mendez and Dee Wallace. “The Forest Hills” reportedly follows a disturbed man who’s haunted by visions after a tenting journey within the Catskill Mountains goes awry. Duvall will painting the mom of Mendez’s character, Rico.

Goldberg informed The Instances by way of e mail that Duvall just lately shot her scenes for the upcoming movie, which can premiere in 2023.

The actor’s flip in “The Forest Hills” comes greater than 40 years after she starred with Jack Nicholson in Stanley Kubrick‘s “The Shining.” After the 1980 horror staple, Duvall went on to star in “Roxanne,” “Suburban Commando” and “Home Fries.”

According to IMDb, the actor’s most up-to-date credit score was in MGM’s 2002 movie “Manna From Heaven,” which additionally starred Shirley Jones, Cloris Leachman, Louise Fletcher and Seymour Cassel. Since then, Duvall shied away from the limelight, not often showing publicly all through the 2000s.

In 2016, the actor Duvall made headlines in 2016 when she appeared on an episode of “Dr. Phil” and informed host Phil McGraw that she was being threatened by a person and recommended her “Popeye” co-star Robin Williams, who died in 2014, was nonetheless alive. She additionally revealed that she was going through psychological well being points.

After the interview, followers criticized McGraw for “showboating the visibly ill.”

“Your exploitive use of [Shelley] Duvall is a form of LURID ENTERTAINMENT and is shameful,” wrote Vivian Kubrick, the daughter of director Stanley Kubrick.

5 years later, Duvall opened as much as the Hollywood Reporter in regards to the notorious interview, noting that “I found out the kind of person [McGraw] is the hard way.”

Within the 2021 profile, she additionally recalled filming “The Shining” and dealing with Kubrick, who put his actors by grueling shoots. Duvall mentioned the director was “very warm and friendly” towards her however that her time on set was removed from simple.

“Every day. It was very hard. Jack was so good — so damn scary,” she mentioned. “I can only imagine how many women go through this kind of thing.”

Duvall’s movie credit additionally embrace “Thieves Like Us,” “Nashville,” “Annie Hall” and “Three Women.”