Todd Solondz is bringing his most beloved character, Dawn Wiener, back to the big screen in Wiener-Dog, this time in the form of Greta Gerwig.

Here's our first glimpse:

Originally played by iconic queen Heather Matarazzo in Solondz's 1995 dark comedy classic Welcome to the Dollhouse, some...concerns were raised after first word of indie darling Gerwig stepping in.

Especially since Dawn supposedly killed herself, as mentioned in Solondz's oppressively edgy Palindromes in 2004.

The legendary filmmaker described the peculiar plot of Wiener-Dog:

This film tells several stories featuring people who find their life inspired or changed by one particular dachshund, who seems to be spreading comfort and joy.

Ok!

Here is said dachshund:

While Greta's talent is undeniable, there is ostensibly something far too pretty about her Dawn.

Alas, Solondz must have a reason for it, so in Todd we must trust.

Also starring in the semi-sequel: Julie Delpy, Kieran Culkin, Danny DeVito, Brie Larson, Ellen Burstyn, Zosia Mamet, Tracy Letts.

Well, damn!

Wiener-Dog will be released sometime in 2016.

















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