It's time to go back into the memory banks a little bit. Remember when Richard Kelly started Darko Entertainment back in September of 2007? The first movie slated to hit production was Dirty Girl, with this psychological thriller called The Box slated to be movie numero dos. Now we're about to see what Kelly has in store for us with his third film, and Dirty Girl vanished into the ether ... until now.

The Hollywood Reporter posts that the movie is still in the works -- now in the hands Ideal Partners, Killer Films, and Paris Film -- and has got its cast: Juno Temple, Sally Hawkins, William H. Macy, and Lisa Kudrow. Marking Abe Sylvia's feature directorial debut, the film focuses on "a high school tramp who runs away with the school's gay, fat kid in his homophobic dad's stolen car." Got all that? Variety chose to lighten the impact a bit by describing it as a film revolving around "a high school tramp who pairs up with a shy and overweight gay teen. Together, they set off to find her real father in California."

Temple is the lead as "dirty girl" Danielle, Hawkins is playing her "reformed slut" mother Sue-Ann, Macy is Sue-Ann's Mormon fiance, and Kudrow will play "Clarke's mousy repressed mother." Let's assume Clarke is the gay teen, and I'll go out on a limb and saying Jeremy Dozier is playing him. THR doesn't mention him at all, and Variety doesn't list his role, choosing to focus on the parental units.

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This flick will be a musical, with "a 1980s soundtrack and Broadway-style dance numbers." Salt head Samantha Horley (repping foreign rights) says the film "has it all. It's funny, naughty, has a huge heart and the gayest dance number since Terence Stamp donned a lizard suit in Priscilla, a film I was involved in during my PolyGram days."

Aaand, if IMDb is to be believed: The wonderfully funny John Michael Higgins will play someone called Joseph and Camryn Manheim has a role. However, this last bit could be nothing more than a pipe dream. They have Kudrow listed as Sue-Ann, and a different actress listed for Danielle.

Are you ready for this flamboyant, comedically un-PC ride?
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