A first official look at True Stories, the upcoming music comedy movie directed by David Byrne based on a script he co-wrote with Stephen Tobolowsky and Beth Henley and starring David Byrne, John Goodman, Jo Harvey Allen, Swoozie Kurtz, Spalding Gray, Annie McEnroe, and Roebuck “Pops” Staples:
“Music icon David Byrne was inspired by tabloid headlines to make his sole foray into feature-film directing, an ode to the extraordinariness of ordinary American life. The Talking Heads front man plays a visitor to Virgil, Texas, who introduces us to the citizens of the town during preparations for its Celebration of Specialness. As shot by cinematographer Ed Lachman, Texas becomes a hyperrealistic late-capitalist landscape of endless vistas, shopping malls, and prefab buildings. In True Stories, Byrne uses songs to stitch together pop iconography, voodoo rituals, and a singular variety show—all in the service of uncovering the mysteries that lurk under the surface of everyday experience.”
Any fan of David Byrne out there? Are you impatient to see the film?
The film has yet to get an official release date.
Stay tuned with us for more details about the movie True Stories.