(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- “The Shining” star, Shelley Duvall, is returning to the screen after 20 years in an upcoming film “The Forest Hills.” The 73-year-old actress last acted in a 2002 independent film “Manna From Heaven,” according to Fox News. After the film, she announced her retirement that same year and reportedly moved back to her home state of Texas.
“The Forest Hills” is directed by Scott Goldberg and produced by Scott Hansen, with Duvall playing the mother of Rico (Chico Mendez) who is described as “a man is tormented by nightmarish visions after enduring head trauma while camping in the Catskill woods,” according to IMDb.
“You’re a f—–g murderer, Rico!” Duvall shouts in the trailer.
The movie also stars Dee Wallace from “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” and Edward Furlong, “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”
Duvall rose to popularity after starring in legendary director Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” alongside Jack Nicolson. The film was a 1980 adaption of Stephen King’s horror novel by the same name.
Hansen explained to Fox News that he and Goldberg were huge fans of Duvall and wondered whether they could get her out of retirement.
“We just reached out to her, and it took probably like a couple hundred phone calls to get her to say yes, and then she was really excited,” Hansen said, saying that they traveled to Texas for the shoot.
“It was pretty awesome to meet her, honestly, because that was just a huge thing for me as a filmmaker,” he continued.
Hansen added that Duvall had not lost her talent, which lies “dormant,” despite 20 years of not performing.
“I hope this role kind of helps her out a little bit. You know, maybe gives her a little push.”
While shooting together, Duvall reportedly shared stories of her experience filming with Kubrick on the set of “The Shining,” and the kind of toll that the movie took on her. Hansen concluded the interview by saying that he had not expected there would be so much attention drawn to “Forest Hills” as a result of Duvall’s comeback.
“It was a lot of fun and I’m excited to be back,” Duvall said, saying that she enjoyed working on the film.