Sofia Coppola Re-Teaming with Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning for 'The Beguiled' Remake

March 30, 2016

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Keeping up her MO of collecting pretty blondes like a serial killer, Sofia Coppola is making a film that will join her prior stars Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning with Nicole Kidman. According to the Tracking Board, the director is working to bring the flaxen trio together on a remake of the 1971 drama The Beguiled.

The original, directed by Dirty Harry's Don Siegel and based on the novel A Painted Devil, was set near the end of the Civil War, and centered on a Louisiana all-girl boarding school that takes in an injured Yankee soldier. Though the students and staff are at first frightened of him, his charms eventually lead to jealousy and conflict.

It's said Nicole Kidman will play headmistress Martha Farnsworth--originally played by Academy Award-winner Geraldine Page--while Fanning will play a student and Dunst a teacher. All of them are in for a beguiling. The role of the soldier, played by Clint Eastwood in '71, has not yet been cast, but it's said the production, like all of us, is futilely searching for "a Chris Pratt type."

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