One Dachshund Brings Four Unlikely Stories Together in Trailer for Todd Solondz’s Latest “Wiener-Dog”
It’s been quite some time since singular director Todd Solondz’s last film, but after many years, Wiener-Dog will be hitting theaters soon.
The man who brought us the engrossingly enigmatic, and often bleak, humor of Welcome to The Dollhouse, Happiness, Palindromes, and Storytelling now brings us a story of life being connected via a dachshund.
Greta Gerwig, Danny DeVito, Zosia Mamet, Ellen Burstyn, Kieran Culkin, and Julie Delpy make up for a stellar ensemble cast and, knowing Solondz’s filmography, the trailer only teases slightly what batty darkness is bubbling underneath the surface.
Look for Wiener-Dog in theaters on June 24th.
Todd Solondz’s “Weiner-Dog” To Be Released by Amazon
Let it be known that this is the year that streaming services are really putting their money down for festival films.
Last year, you hardly heard of Netflix and Amazon being the big buyers of something like Dope or Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl. This year, it’s a much different story. Streaming services are right up there at Sundance with the studios in bidding wars and getting some of the more high profile movies on the line-up.
Todd Solondz’s comedy, Weiner-Dog, that follows the lives changed by a dachshund and features Greta Gerwig got nabbed up by Amazon, but will be getting a theatrical release as well. The option between theatrical and home viewing will be nice considering Solondz’s niche, but loyal fan base from his other work like Welcome to the Dollhouse and Happiness.
This is probably just the start of Amazon’s shopping spree for festival films.
Todd Solondz Making a Sequel of Sorts to “Welcome To The Dollhouse”
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
Welcome to the Dollhouse came to theaters in 1995 and was darkly funny agent provocateur Todd Solondz’s breakthrough work.
Coming on a score of years later, Solondz’s latest work “Weiner Dog” will have many stories interconnected by a dachshund, but will also feature Welcome to the Dollhouse character Dawn Weiner.
Given the gradual rise of comedic drama, Solondz’s latest might fit in perfectly in the landscapes of film and television now.