February 28, 2012


Director Jonathan Demme has had a fascinating career thus far, crossing genres and subjects as varied as Philadephia, The Silence of the Lambs, and Rachel Getting Married. For his next project, Demme will be helming a reunion of sorts from the team behind 1981’s My Dinner with André. The New York Times reports (via The Playlist) that Demme will helm Wally And André Shoot Ibsen . The film will be adapted from Henrik Ibsen’s play The Master Builder and will star Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride) and André Gregory. The film will be shot on a single location on a budget less than $1 million, and Demme describes the film thusly:”It’s like a Hitchcock movie with a vein of humor running through it.”

If you’re a fan of Community and My Dinner with André sounds familiar, that’s because the TV series paid homage to the intimate drama with the season two episode “Critical Film Studies” in which Jeff and Abed shared a dinner together while the gang planned a Pulp Fiction surprise party for Abed. Filming on Ibsen is set to get underway in a few weeks, so hopefully we’ll get to see the film soon. Demme is also working on an adaptation of Stephen King’s time travel thriller 11/22/63. Hit the jump to watch the trailer for My Dinner with André.

Here’s the trailer for My Dinner with André:

For comparison’s sake, here’s a snippet from Community’s “Critical Film Studies”:


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