David Lynch‘s “Inland Empire” will have its theatrical debut on December 6th in an exclusive two-week NYC theatrical run at IFC Center. Lynch recently announced that he is self-distributing the film in the U.S. Peter Langs at 518 Media is handling the theatrical distribution and the current plan is to lead right into a platform release in a number of cities. An IFC announcement describes the film as:
The latest hallucinatory vision from the iconoclastic director of ‘Blue Velvet‘ and ‘Twin Peaks‘, ‘Inland Empire’ stars Laura Dern in a tour-de-force performance as, perhaps, an actress cast opposite a womanizing bad-boy actor (Justin Theroux) in a movie directed by Jeremy Irons: a melodramatic tale of infidelity entitled ‘On High in Blue Tomorrows’. But her dream role quickly devolves into nightmare, as the line between actor and character becomes hopelessly blurred.
Additional cast members inlude Laura Harring, Grace Zabriskie, Diane Ladd, and Harry Dean Stanton. For more on the film, check out indieWIRE’s recent dispatch from the New York Film Festival. Also,
In a recent indieWIRE Video clip from a New York Film Festival press conference, Lynch and Dern (joined by Justin Theroux) talked about their new film (via YouTube). Topics included working in digital video, how the project began and an apparent dispute with those who claim that the film was influenced by the work of Bunuel. [Eugene Hernandez]