Jennifer Jason Leigh has become the latest big name to join David Lynch’s upcoming new installment of his groundbreaking 1990 mystery series Twin Peaks, I have learned. The Showtime project has been shrouded in secrecy, so nobody is commenting, but Leigh’s casting was unofficially confirmed when paparazzi photos from a night shoot in the Mojave desert earlier this week included a grainy shot of what looked like Leigh filming a scene with star Kyle MacLachlan. Original co-star Sheryl Lee, who plays Laura Palmer, also was snapped.
Leigh is joining a number of new Twin Peaks additions, with the list reportedly including Prison Break‘s Robert Knepper, Brothers & Sisters’ Balthazar Getty, and Big Love‘s Amanda Seyfried. I hear Lynch has been trying to get other well-known actors too, including movie star Naomi Watts who got her break in Lynch’s Mulholland Drive.
'Twin Peaks' Sets Production Start Date, Eyes Possible 2016 Debut On Showtime
Lynch is directing the new Twin Peaks installment from a script he co-wrote with fellow Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost.
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