Welcome to the Dollhouse, the 1995 cult fave about the tormented life of an awkward middle-schooler named Dawn Weiner, is getting a sequel—sort of. Director Todd Solondz has started shooting the new film, titled Weiner-Dog, and has put together a cast that includes Greta Gerwig, Julie Delpy, Kieran Culkin, Danny DeVito, Brie Larson, Ellen Burstyn, Tracy Letts and Zosia Mamet. Gerwig will play the adult Dawn.
According to Variety, the film will focus on different stories about people whose lives are connected through one particular dachshund. So even though Dawn will be in it, it seems like it will be mostly about an amazing dog who, according to IMBD, “travels around the country, spreading comfort and joy.” Solondz’s last film that featured the character of Dawn was 2004’s Palindromes, which began with her funeral. The rest of the film centered on a 13-year-old girl named Aviva who was portrayed by eight different actors of different ages, genders and ethnicities. No details have been announced on whether Gerwig’s character in Weiner-Dog will connect to Palindromes. I do kind of wish Heather Matarazzo was reprising her role as Dawn, though.
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