It’s been nearly 20 years since Todd Solondz breakthrough film Welcome to The Dollhouse hit theaters and became a cult coming of age classic. Back in 1996, Solondz weaved a darkly funny but disturbingly heart-wrenching movie about an unpopular 7th grader, Dawn, who struggles to deal with her hideous siblings, emotionally abusive parents and tormenting kids at school. Dawn was played effortlessly by Heather Matarazzo and also featured a cast including Brendan Sexton III, Dimitri DeFresco, Mathew Faber and Eric Mabius.
It seems that Solondz isn’t quite done with Dawn’s story. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, claiming that Solondz will create a semi-sequel which will involve Dawn, now played by Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha). Apparently THR said; “the script tells several stories featuring people who find their life inspired or changed by one particular dachshund, who seems to be spreading comfort and joy”. We’re not sure how joyous or comforting this movie will end up being, if it’s anything like Solondz other disturbing, black comedies. Still, good news all round for cult, comedy lovers!