Shelly Duvall returns to the big screen in The Forest Hills

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Shelly Duvall is making a long awaited return to the big screen in The Forest Hills, and here are the first details.

Perhaps best known for starring alongside Jack Nicholson in Stanley Kubrick’s iconic horror The Shining (during which she almost had a nervous breakdown from the intense schedule and Kubrick’s demanding demeanor) to her pitch perfect performance as Olive Oyl in Robert Altman’s divisive live action take on Popeye, there’s no question that Shelly Duvall has had an eclectic film career.

Now, after a 20 year break – her last film being the 2002 comedy Manna from Heaven – Duvall is back on the big screen in The Forest Hills, which “follows a disturbed man who is tormented by nightmarish visions, after enduring head trauma while camping in the Catskill Mountains”.

Chiko Mendez will headline the film as the disturbed Rico, with Duvall playing his overbearing mother, who serves as his inner voice. Dee Wallace and Edward Furlong also feature.

Scott Goldberg directs from his own screenplay.

The Forest Hills is currently in production and will be released in 2023. You can see the first still of Duvall over at Deadline.

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