David Lynch's Daughter Looks to Make a Straight to DVD Film in St. Louis
STLMag posted an interview today with Jennifer Lynch who apparently has crafted something of a directorial career by riding on the coattails of her much more talented father. They report that she plans to film a "big-budget feature" with a completely original concept about a troubled detective (Tim Roth) searching for a serial killer.
Now, before you get up in arms about us bad-mouthing this news, please do us a favor and take a look at the ingredients in this concoction that we can almost guarantee will not do anything positive for the St. Louis area and may in fact deter interest for future good films (See: Up In The Air). Our concern lies in the fact that they plan to include more than a good deal of and about St. Louis in the film: "They plan to capture so much local flavor that St. Louis, they said, will practically be another character in the film."
1. One look at her IMDB profile says it all. Best known for her directorial debut "Boxing Helena" which apparently landed her the worst director award for that year from the Golden Raspberry. It doesn't take much poking around to determine how her other more recent movies fared.
2. Her last film appears to have never been released in the US. It was also about a serial killer played by another decent actor, Vincent D'onofrio.
3. We're pretty sure Tim Roth hasn't seen the 4-minute teaser trailer that doesn't have him in it yet, most likely because nothing has actually been filmed yet:
4. Just read the interview and bask in the crazy. And we're not talking about that cool Lynchian type of crazy either.
We hope were wrong and that this somehow produces an intriguing cinematic masterpiece that St. Louis can use to bring other bigger-budgeted films here. In reality though, we'd really be happy if "Fall From Grace" manages to not bring our city down with it.