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‘The Shining’ star Shelley Duvall returns to acting after 20 years: How producers got her to say ‘yes’

“The Shining” star Shelley Duvall is returning to the screen for the first time in 20 years.

73 year old actressWho last appeared in the 2002 independent film “Manna from Heaven” was featured in the official trailer for the upcoming film “The Forest Hills”.

In the film, Duvall plays the mother of Rico (Chico Mendez), a man tormented by the sight of him wandering through the Catskills Mountains.

“You’re a f—– Gee murderer, Rico!” Standing against a black background and staring at the camera, Duvall screams in the trailer.

"Glazed" Star Shelley Duvall is returning to the screen for the first time in 20 years.

“The Shining” star Shelley Duvall is returning to the screen for the first time in 20 years.
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,forest hillsIt was written and directed by Scott Goldberg and produced by Scott Hansen, with Golberg also serving as co-producer.

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The film also stars Dee Wallace (“E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”) and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” by Edward Furlong.

Duvall was first noted for memorable portrayals of quirky characters, including Millie Lamoraux in the 1977 play “Three Women” and Olive Oil in the 1980 live-action “Poppy” film.

She gained international fame when she starred as Wendy Torrence in Stanley Kubrick’s iconic 1980 adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel The Shining.

After announcing his retirement in 2002, Duvall moved back to his home state of Texas and stayed out of the public spotlight.

Duvall rose to fame after starring in "Glazed" But retired from acting in 2002.

Duvall rose to fame after starring in “The Shining”, but retired from acting in 2002.
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Hansen told Fox News Digital that he and Goldberg were huge fans of Duvall and “The Shining.”

Regarding casting Duvall, Hansen explained that it was “one of those things where we’re like, ‘Hey, do you think we can bring him out of retirement?

“We just reached out to her, and it probably took like a few hundred phone calls for her to say yes, and then she was really excited,” Hansen said.

Filmmakers visit Duvall house in texas For the shoot, which was filmed last week. Hansen said, “Honestly, it was wonderful to meet him, because it was such a big deal for me as a filmmaker.”

“We just reached out to her, and it took like maybe a few hundred phone calls for her to say yes, and then she was really excited.”

— Producer Scott Hansen

Hansen told Fox News Digital that although Duvall had long been out of the acting game, his talent “was still there.” “It’s just passive,” he said.

“I hope a role like this helps her a little bit. You know, maybe it gives her a little push.”

Hansen said Duvall shared stories about his time working on “The Shining” and his difficult experiences with Kubrick, whom he said sometimes helped him capture the agony felt by the terrified Wendy. You have to do one of 130 scenes.

Duvall has spoken with director Stanley Kubrick about his difficult experiences on set.

Duvall has spoken with director Stanley Kubrick about his difficult experiences on set.
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He said, “I also direct, and you put the actors in a scene through 130 scenes, you’re going to break them, and I can ask them to talk about those experiences as the film. took a toll,” he said.

Hansen told Fox News Digital that when the filmmakers told Duvall about the character of Rico’s mother, he said, “It’s the opposite of what I’ve had on ‘The Shining’.”

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“I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s kind of a weird retrospective point. We’re trying to flip it for you, you know?'”

Hansen said the filmmakers didn’t expect the film to receive as much media attention as Duvall’s return.

The film is set for release in 2023, and Hansen told Fox News Digital that Kevin Smith About to host the premiere has reached.

“That was crazy, Kevin Smith,” he said with a laugh.

“They have a theater in New Jersey, so when the movie is done, we’re going to blow up Shelley, probably in March.”

For his part, Duvall told The Hollywood Reporter that he enjoyed working on the project. “It was a lot of fun and I’m excited to be back,” she said.

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