Thursday, October 23, 2014

I'm President of the Special People Club

Everything I have ever done in my life has been leading to this moment right here. Every step, every breathe, every cry into the void - life actually has meaning, you guys. 

Todd Solondz Plots Sort of Sequel to 'Welcome to the Dollhouse' With Greta Gerwig

Almost twenty years after making his breakthrough as a filmmaker with Welcome to the Dollhouse, Todd Solondz is making a sequel. Sort of. Solondz is putting together a cast for Wiener-Dog, an ensemble indie that is tied together thematically by a dachshund. But one of the stories will also center on Dawn Wiener, the character mercilessly teased as "Weiner Dog" in the 1995 cult hit.

Indie starlings Julie Deply and Greta Gerwig are in discussions to star in the movie, which Solondz had been developing quietly under the radar but now has a new leash on life: Megan Ellison and her Annapurna production shingle have come on board to produce and finance with Christine Vachon and her banner Killer Films also on board to produce. The script tells several stories featuring people who find their life inspired or changed by one particular dachshund, who seems to be spreading comfort and joy.

It's early days in the casting process and it’s unclear the nature of Delpy's character, but if everything comes together, Gerwig would play the adult Dawn Wiener in one of the storylines.

Clearly I can't even write anything about this right now. Clearly I have to go roll around on the floor and hold myself close and weep with inexpressible joy. Clearly.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love Greta Garwig, but it would bother me if anyone but Heather Matarazzo played Dawn all grown up. She's awesome.