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Kirsten Dunst Sets Directorial Debut With ‘The Bell Jar’ Starring Dakota Fanning

22 July 2016 7:09 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Having worked with Sofia Coppola, Lars von Trier, Michel Gondry, Jeff Nichols, Sam Raimi, Joe Dante, Cameron Crowe, and a number of other accomplished directors, Kirsten Dunst is now set to step behind the camera for her directorial debut. She let it slip earlier this year while on the press tour for Midnight Special, but now it’s confirmed she has set her sights on an adaptation of Sylvia Plath‘s landmark 1963 novel The Bell Jar.

Deadline reports that Dakota Fanning will take the lead role of Esther Greenwood in the film, which follows her character, who suffers from a mental illness upon returning to her Boston home after interning at a magazine in New York City. It’s set to begin production early next year, and we’re looking forward to seeing Dunst taking on something quite ambitious and widely praised for her debut. As we await more details, »

- Jordan Raup

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New to Streaming: ‘The Childhood of a Leader,’ ‘Keanu,’ ‘A Touch of Zen,’ ‘Miles Ahead,’ and More

22 July 2016 6:23 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

April and the Extraordinary World (Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci)

Most writing on Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci‘s April and the Extraordinary World speaks as though they’ve adapted one of revered Frenchman Jacques Tardi‘s graphic novels. This isn’t quite the case. What they’ve actually done is bring his unique “universe” to life with help from previous collaborator Benjamin Legrand (writer of »

- The Film Stage

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‘The Bell Jar’: Kirsten Dunst’s Entire Career Has Been Leading Up To Her Feature Directorial Debut – Girl Talk

21 July 2016 8:38 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Girl Talk is a weekly look at women in film — past, present and future.

In the spring of 1999, Sofia Coppola’s feature directorial debut, a big screen version of Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel “The Virgin Suicides,” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. A delicate, deeply feeling and achingly human portrait of suburban ennui and teenage depression, the film was anchored by a performance by a then-17-year-old Kirsten Dunst. As Lux Lisbon, the prettiest and wildest and most broken of the five Lisbon sisters that the film so intimately chronicles, Dunst was tasked with straddling the gap between deep pain and flickering hope.

The film follows the Lisbons after their youngest sister, Cecilia, twice attempts suicide, completing the act on her second try, all during party thrown by her terrified parents in hopes of cheering her up enough to keep her alive. The Lisbons, by and large, are suffocated by their »

- Kate Erbland

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‘The Bell Jar’: Kirsten Dunst to Direct Dakota Fanning in an Adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s Classic Novel

20 July 2016 12:50 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here’s some fitting news for the “queer, sultry summer” we’re currently in the midst of: Kirsten Dunst is stepping behind the camera for the first time to direct “The Bell Jar.” Dakota Fanning will star in the actress-turned-filmmaker’s adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s melancholy classic, which Dunst co-wrote with Nellie Kim. Deadline first broke the news.

Read More: Report: Sofia Coppola Directing ‘The Beguiled’ With Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning

Long a favorite among forlorn teens and undergrads the world over, Plath’s only novel (originally published under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas) remains her best-known work, though her two poetry collections, “Ariel” and “The Colossus and Other Poems,” are revered as well. Plath, who famously struggled with depression throughout her life, committed suicide in 1963 at the age of 30; “The Bell Jar” wasn’t released in the United States until eight years later, owing to the wishes of her mother and husband, »

- Michael Nordine

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Slfs Interview – Chelsea Zotta: Director and Writer of I Miss Me

17 July 2016 5:28 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

I Miss Me screens Wednesday, July 20th at 7:00pm at The Tivoli Theater as part of this year’s St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase. Ticket information can be found Here

Writer/director Chelsea Zotta’s I Miss Me tells the story of Kevin Masterson (Brock Roberts), who has everything a handsome bachelor could want: a high-powered job as an attorney, a list of women on speed dial, and enough money to get his kicks anytime, anywhere. But Calvin’s perfect life is flipped upside down when he is nearly killed by a drunk driver. Bed-ridden and depressed, Calvin must confront his inner demons to survive.

Chelsea Zotta took the time to answer questions about her film for We Are Movie Geeks in advance of it’s screening at the St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase.

We Are Movie Geeks: What was your filmmaking experience before I Miss Me?

Chelsea Zotta: After graduating college, »

- Tom Stockman

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Movie News: Colin Farrell Touted for Sofia Coppola's 'Beguiled'; Watch First 'Boo! A Madea Halloween' Trailer

15 July 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Beguiled: Colin Farrell (Winter's Tale, above) is in talks to star in a remake of The Beguiled. If things work out, he would join Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning in the drama; Sofia Coppola is set to direct. The 1971 original starred Clint Eastwood as an injured Union soldier during the Civil War who finds refuge in a Confederate boarding school for girls. [Variety]   Gypsy: A new version of Gypsy, set to star Barbra Streisand as the ultimate stage mother, is moving forward, according to writer Richard Lagravenese (Streisand's The Mirror Has Two Faces). He adapted the script based on the acclaimed Broadway stage musical, working alongside Streisand. He says the casting process should be underway, with production aiming to begin early next year...

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Colin Farrell set to join Sofia Coppola's Clint Eastwood remake

15 July 2016 3:46 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The actor is in talks to star alongside Kirsten Dunst and Nicole Kidman in a new take on The Beguiled, a civil war drama set in an all-girls boarding school

Colin Farrell is set to join the cast of Sofia Coppola’s remake of 1971 drama The Beguiled.

According to Variety, the actor is in talks to star alongside Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst in the Lost in Translation director’s take on the civil war-set film that originally starred Clint Eastwood.

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News Briefs: Colin Farrell Touted for Sofia Coppola's 'Beguiled' Remake

15 July 2016 12:14 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The Beguiled: Colin Farrell (Winter's Tale, above) is in talks to star in a remake of The Beguiled. If things work out, he will join Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning in the drama; Sofia Coppola is set to direct. The 1971 original starred Clint Eastwood as an injured Union soldier during the Civil War who finds refuge in a Confederate girls boarding school. [Variety]   Gypsy: A new version of Gypsy, set to star Barbra Streisand as the ultimate stage mother, is...

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The Beguiled: Colin Farrell taking on Clint Eastwood role in remake

14 July 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Jul 15, 2016

Sofia Coppola is recruiting Colin Farrell for her remake of The Beguiled...

Colin Farrell is in talks to take on Clint Eastwood’s wounded Yankee soldier role in Sofia Coppola’s remake of the classic Civil War drama The Beguiled. The film also stars Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning. Coppola, the director of Lost In Translation, Marie Antoinette and Virgin Suicides, will write and helm the film.

The original Beguiled from 1971 was directed by Don Siegel just a few months before he reteamed with Eastwood for the Dirty Harry movies. The movie was based on Thomas P Cullinan’s Southern Gothic novel of the same name.

In the film, a sweet-talking wounded Yankee soldier hides out in a Southern boarding school for women during the Civil War. Eastwood made the film in an attempt to break free of his usual typecasting but The Beguiled was »

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Colin Farrell Steps into Clint Eastwood’s Shoes For Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’ Remake

14 July 2016 1:53 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Following her now Emmy-nominated Christmas special for Netflix, Sofia Coppola is currently in pre-production on a remake of the 1971 Don Siegel thriller The Beguiled. With Nicole KidmanKirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning all set to lead the film, Colin Farrell is now in talks to star, Variety reports.

The original was led by Clint Eastwood, a role that Farrell would fill. It follows a Union soldier held captive by the Confederates in a girls boarding school, where he begins to con his way into their hearts. Farrell can play scruffy, surly, and charming all at once, so this role seems like a sure-fire success for the Irish actor. Also penned by Coppola, the film is currently looking for a distribution, who will hopefully release it in 2017.

Along with The Lobster (one of the year’s best so far), Farrell can also be seen in Solace with Anthony Hopkins this fall, »

- Mike Mazzanti

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Newswire: Colin Farrell in talks to play Sofia Coppola’s lust object in The Beguiled

14 July 2016 1:44 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

It looks like Colin Farrell is keeping his “weird romance” streak going. Variety is reporting that the The Lobster star is closing in on a new role in Sofia Coppola’s remake of deeply skewed love/lust story The Beguiled, playing the role originated by Clint Eastwood in the 1971 original.

Directed by frequent Eastwood collaborator Don Siegel (just a few months before the duo would popularize the “loose cannon with a badge” branch of cop movies with Dirty Harry), the film sees a Southern boarding school for women become utterly disrupted by the arrival of a wounded Yankee soldier during the Civil War. Intended to break Eastwood out of his usual typecasting, the movie was a major flop in the U.S., with both Eastwood and Siegel attributing its failure to bad marketing on the part of Universal, and Clint Eastwood fans’ reluctance to see their stone-eyed hero get ...

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Colin Farrell In Talks To Star in Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled

14 July 2016 1:32 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When you think about director’s who might take on a remake a Clint Eastwood film, I’m willing to bet that you don’t think “Sofia Coppola.” But Coppola is indeed taking on a remake of The Beguiled, formerly a 1971 film starring Eastwood as a wounded Union soldier who finds refuge at a Southern girls’ school and causes havoc with the imaginations and libidos of the young women there. Today we’re getting reports that Colin Farrell is in talks to take on the Eastwood role in Coppola’s retelling of the story.

Based on Thomas P. Cullinan’s Southern Gothic novel, Coppola’s film has been rumored since earlier this spring. Actresses including Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning have already been slated to star. Colin Farrell, should he ultimately sign on, would complete the picture, meaning that the remake would almost certainly go ahead as planned. »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Colin Farrell in Talks to Join Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’ Alongside Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning

14 July 2016 12:21 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sofia Coppola is set to make her “Bling Ring” followup with a remake of 1971’s Clint Eastwood–starring “The Beguiled,” and she appears to have found her lead. Variety reports that Colin Farrell is in talks to star in the role originated by Eastwood. Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning are already onboard.

Read More: Watch: Sofia Coppola’s First Film ‘Lick the Star’ Flirts With Cliques, Punk Music and Growing Up

Dunst starred in Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” and Fanning in “Somewhere,” though Kidman and Farrell have yet to work with the writer/director who first broke through with “The Virgin Suicides” and won an Academy Award for her “Lost in Translation” screenplay. Based on a novel by Thomas Cullinan, “The Beguiled” concerns a wounded Union soldier who is rescued by a girl from an all-girl boarding school in Mississippi. Once there, jealousy and deception set in.

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Colin Farrell To Star In Sofia Coppola’s Remake Of Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Beguiled’

14 July 2016 11:59 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Earlier this spring, rumors swirled that Sofia Coppola was developing a remake of Clint Eastwood‘s “The Beguiled,” directed by Don Siegel, and that she had Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning slated to star. It sounded too good to be true, but alas it’s all real. Coppola is indeed remaking “The Beguiled,” and she’s found […]

The post Colin Farrell To Star In Sofia Coppola’s Remake Of Clint Eastwood’s ‘The Beguiled’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

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Colin Farrell In Talks to Star in Sofia Coppola’s ‘Beguiled’ Remake (Exclusive)

14 July 2016 11:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Colin Farrell is in talks to join Sofia Coppola’s remake of the classic Clint Eastwood pic “The Beguiled,” sources tell Variety.

The Civil War drama currently stars Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning. Coppola (“Lost in Translation,” “Virgin Suicides”) is writing and directing the film. Focus Features is on board as a distributor.

The original “Beguiled,” directed by Don Siegel and based on a novel by Thomas Cullinan, followed an injured Yankee soldier (plated by Eastwood) who finds refuge at an all-girls boarding school in the South during the Civil War and cons his way into several lonely women’s hearts.

If Farrell’s deal closes, he would take over the role played by Eastwood in the original.

Youree Henley (“The Bling Ring,” “Somewhere”) is on board to produce the project, which is currently without a distributor.

No production start date has been announced yet.

Farrell is coming »

- Justin Kroll

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Colin Farrell To Lead Coppola's "Beguiled"

14 July 2016 11:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Colin Farrell is in talks to join Sofia Coppola's remake of the Clint Eastwood-led Civil War-set feature "The Beguiled".

Based on a novel by Thomas Cullinan, the Don Siegel-helmed original followed an injured Yankee soldier (Eastwood) who finds refuge at an all-girls boarding school in the South during the Civil War and cons his way into several lonely women's hearts. Ultimately they take their revenge.

Farrell would take on the Eastwood role while the likes of Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning also star in the film which Coppola is writing and directing. Youree Henley will produce.

No start of production date or distributor is yet set.

Source: Variety »

- Garth Franklin

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Top 5 Films For Bastille Day, July 14

13 July 2016 7:50 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

In honor of Bastille Day, July 14, France’s independence day, here is a list of five top French Revolution films (in no particular order). Not all the films are French and not all have to do with The Revolution. but all celebrate French patriotism or the revolutionary ideals of Liberté, Égalité et Fraternité.

Oddly, there are not a lot of great French films on the Revolution, although it certainly seems a ripe subject for an epic. Still, all these are great films, in the spirit of the day. Vive La France!

Danton (1983)

The great French actor Gerard Depardieu stars as Danton, one of the early leaders of the Revolution but who fell from power as revolutionary leaders became more radical, in this excellent French film from Polish director Andrzej Wajda. It is considered one of the best films on the Revolution, but it was also a covert jab at the »

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Karlovy Vary Film Review: ‘Satisfaction 1720’

7 July 2016 5:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Much satisfaction is demanded in Henrik Ruben Genz’s fast-and-loose period romp “Satisfaction 1720,” and while the Rolling Stones’ rock standard never pops up on the film’s heavily anachronistic soundtrack, it’s clear enough that our duel-happy hero can’t get none. Fancifully reimagining the last days in the life of 18th-century Dano-Norwegian naval hero Peter Tordenskjold, Genz’s lushly produced quasi-biopic unsubtly fashions the precocious vice-admiral as a kind of live-fast-die-young rock star in breeches — complete with reckless hedonism, crashing guitars and a screenplay strewn with choice four-letter words. If hardly as radical or resonant a work of historical revisionism as Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette,” this hitherto jaunty escapade gains a twinge of melancholy by its cleverly looped, legend-doubting finale.

Beyond the home turf under which his bones reside, the relative obscurity of Tordenskjold’s name makes “Satisfaction 1720” (itself a Danish-Swedish-Norewgian-Czech co-production) a harder sell to distributors; its native title, »

- Guy Lodge

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Emmy Dream Ballots: The Most Deserving Limited Series & Movie Nominees

7 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

On Thursday, July 14, the Television Academy will announce the nominees for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and we have all the faith in the world they’ll get every single choice just right.

Ok, maybe they won’t, but only because the 19,000-plus voters literally can’t get every choice right. Unless all the categories squeeze out miraculous ties resulting in extra nominees — similar to last year’s Comedy Supporting Actress category — there are simply too many outstanding series and performers to fit on the overall ballot.

So our choices below not only represent IndieWire’s highest recommendations in the top-line limited series and movie categories, but also some of the shows and performers overlooked thus far in the campaign season. On a related note, category placement is determined, aptly, by our own wishes and not the submission guidelines of the TV Academy. It would be grand to hear »

- Ben Travers

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Emmy Dream Ballots: The Most Deserving Limited Series & Movie Nominees

7 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

On Thursday, July 14, the Television Academy will announce the nominees for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and we have all the faith in the world they’ll get every single choice just right.

Ok, maybe they won’t, but only because the 19,000-plus voters literally can’t get every choice right. Unless all the categories squeeze out miraculous ties resulting in extra nominees — similar to last year’s Comedy Supporting Actress category — there are simply too many outstanding series and performers to fit on the overall ballot.

So our choices below not only represent IndieWire’s highest recommendations in the top-line limited series and movie categories, but also some of the shows and performers overlooked thus far in the campaign season. On a related note, category placement is determined, aptly, by our own wishes and not the submission guidelines of the TV Academy. It would be grand to hear »

- Ben Travers

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