The film, currently shooting in Los Angeles, also stars Ed Begley Jr., Ron Livingston, Tom Skerritt, Barry Shabaka Henley, Beth Grant, Yvonne Huff Lee, Hugo Armstrong and James Darren.
Logan Sparks and Drago Sumonja wrote the script specifically for Stanton, who plays a 90-year-old atheist living in an off-the-map desert town filled with quirky characters. Having out-lived and out-smoked all his contemporaries, the fiercely independent man finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading toward that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment.
Stanton and David Lynch, of course, previously worked together as actor and director on projects like “Wild at Heart,” “The Straight Story,” “Inland Empire” and “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.” The veteran actor is also expected to appear in Lynch’s reboot of “Twin Peaks” for Showtime.
John Carroll Lynch, who is best known for his work on projects like “American Horror Story” and “The Americans,” is making his feature directing debut. Tim Suhrstedt (“Little Miss Sunshine”) is the cinematographer.
The film is being produced by Logan Sparks, Drago Sumonja, Richard Kahan and Ira Steven Behr. Danielle Renfrew Behrens for Superlative Films; along with Greg Gilreath, Adam Hendricks and John Lang of Divide/Conquer. Jason Delane Lee from The Lagralane Group serves as executive producer.