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Dakota Fanning to be embroiled in Victoria love affair in bio-pic of Effie Gray (IrishCentral)

23 August 2011 12:03 PM, PDT | IrishCentral | See recent IrishCentral news »

Taking the spotlight once again, Dakota Fanning is set to replace "Lovely Bones" star Saoirse Ronan as the lead in "Effie," Emma Thompson's new film based on the famed Ruskin marriage. The movie is about the marriage between Euphemia “Effie” Gray (Fanning) and art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise). Taking place in the 1850's, the movie documents the strained marriage between Ruskin and Effie; he was alledgely disgusted with her looks and made his feelings towards her quite clear. As a result, the marriage is annulled and Effie falls in love with and marries painter John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge), according to Deadline.com. _______________________ Read more: Dakota and Elle Fanning Photo Gallery ‘Hanna’ star Saoirse Ronan among Irish celebrities featured in anti-bullying campaign Dakota Fanning is the face of Marc Jacobs new scent, Oh, Lola _______________________ Thompson herself will also appear in the movie as Lady Eastlake, who takes Effie »

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Dakota to star as Effie?

22 August 2011 10:17 AM, PDT | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

17 year old Dakota Fanning has apparently been cast in the title role of Emma Thompson's period biopic Effie, replacing previously attached Saoirse Ronan, according to Deadline.

The film, set in 1850s London, tells the story of the doomed marriage between beautiful teenager Euphemia 'Effie' Gray and art critic John Ruskin and will be directed by An Englishman in New York's Richard Laxton.

Effie has been in the pipeline for five years, with Carey Mulligan also previously linked to the role, but production was delayed as Gregory Murphy took the producers to court claiming copyright infringement of his play The Countess.

Effie suffered a loveless marriage which was never consummated as for some reason Ruskin - to be played by Emma's husband Greg Wise - found her body disgusting. She eventually fell for his protege, painter John Everett Millais, to be played by 25 year old British actor Tom Sturridge. »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Twilight’s Dakota Fanning Landed Another New Movie Gig

18 August 2011 10:31 AM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Twilight's Dakota Fanning landed another new movie gig According to celebrity-gossip.net , Twilight Saga,Jane star Dakota Fanning has recently signed up to star in a new movie gig called, "Effie" with co-star Emma Thompson. The movie is an 1850s biopic. In the film , Dakota will play character Euphemia Gray who is married to famed critic John Ruskin. However, Effie falls in love with Ruskin's protege John Everett Millais. Emma Thomspon will play the role of Lady Eastlake. She takes Effie under her wing and helps her cope with her dysfunctional marriage. Emma also wrote the script for the film,and its her first original script.

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- Eric

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Matthew McConaughey And Matt Bomer Become Strippers For 'Magic Mike'

18 August 2011 9:59 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Matthew McConaughey and Matt Bomer are the latest two actors to join the stripper flick "Magic Mike."

In addition to those two Hollywood beefcakes, the movie also stars Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer. "Magic Mike" is the semi-true story of Channing's time spent as an exotic dancer in Florida. Hollywood Crush has the full scoop on the casting, including McConaughey playing a retired stripper who owns the salon the boys work at and Bomer being a working boy in the group. The flick is being slated for a 2012 release date.

Check out the rest of today's casting news after the jump!

"G.I. Joe 2" Gets A Grunt

"Veronica Mars" star Ryan Hansen tweeted that he is the latest actor to join "G.I. Joe: Retaliation." "I play a Joe named Grunt. Small part but awesome," he said. Hansen said he started filming on Tuesday. Grunt was a character in the »

- Terri Schwartz

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Dakota Fanning To Star In Emma Thompson-Scripted ‘Effie’

17 August 2011 4:07 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

I’m not sure when Dakota Fanning will make the transition to being considered a serious actress, but this is a decent first step. As Deadline reports, she’ll be starring in the biopic Effie, which is being directed by Richard Laxton and written by Emma Thompson. The movie is focused on the marriage of Euphemia Gray and John Ruskin in 1850′s London, and how this marriage failed, eventually leading to her marrying a protege of Ruskin, John Everett Millais.

The film’s cast has been filled out pretty heavily, with Greg Wise set for Ruskin, Tom Sturridge playing Millais, and Thompson as Lady Eastlake, “who takes Effie under her wing when it was clear the union was destroying the young woman.” Additionally, the parents of Ruskin are being played by Derek Jacobi and Julie Walters, while Edward Fox has the part of Sir Charles Eastlake, the husband of Lady Eastlake. »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Dakota Fanning To Star In Victorian Period Piece Effie

17 August 2011 12:45 PM, PDT | x17online.com | See recent x17online news »

Los Angeles, California (X17online) - Dakota Fanning has signed on to star in Effie, according to Deadline. The teen actress will play the title role in the period piece written by Emma Thompson. Effie focuses on the marriage of Euphemia Gray and critic John Ruskin during the 1850s. The story goes that the loveless marriage was never consummated, and Effie later fell in love with Ruskin's protégé, painter John Everett Millais. Greg Wise and Tom Sturridge will play Ruskin and Millais, respectively. Filming is set to begin October 17 and will take place in Scotland, London and Venice. This is Thompson's first original script. »

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Dakota Fanning to Star in ‘Effie’

17 August 2011 10:57 AM, PDT | twilightersanonymous.com | See recent TwilightersAnonymous news »

Deadline New York has the latest casting new on the lovely and talented Dakota Fanning. Dakota is set to star in the lead role of Effie, a period biopic about the marriage between Euphemia Gray and John Ruskin in 1850s London. Read more after the jump: Dakota Fanning will star in the title role of [...]

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'Twilight' news wrap: full-sized 'Breaking Dawn' poster revealed

17 August 2011 8:20 AM, PDT | Twilight Examiner | See recent Twilight Examiner news »

Full-sized The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 poster has been unveiled. The last Breaking Dawn poster we saw - released at Comic-Con  …  do you think of the new shot? I rather like it. "Bella" (Kristen Stewart) isn't the odd human out in this one. Both she and "Jacob" (Taylor Lautner) look like they belong squarely where they are standing, "flanked" by the "Cullens." T … is a casting announcement for Dakota Fanning ("Jane" - Volturi)According to Deadline Hollywood, Fanning has been cast in Effie, "the Emma Thompson-scripted period biopic about the unfortunate marriage between Euphemia Gray and t … Film Festival as honorees for the 2011 Spotlight Initiative Awards: Anna Kendrick ("Jessica Stanley") and Ashley Greene ("Alice Cullen").  … ck, it's 50/50, her film with Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Bryce Dallas Howard ("Victoria" in Eclipse). For Ashley Greene, it's Butter, her movie with Jennifer Garner, Ty Burrell, Hugh Jackman …  »

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Dakota Fanning joins the cast of Effie

17 August 2011 4:36 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

According to Deadline, Dakato Fanning will take the lead role in Richard Laxton’s period drama Effie. The film, written by Brit actress Emma Thompson, is a biopic of Effie Gray, a young a beautiful woman who was married to art critic John Ruskin. As their marriage was never consumated, and Ruskin was repelled by Effie physically, she became romantically engaged with her husband’s protege, the painter John Everett Milais. The love triangle was reportedly a huge scandal with the 1850s English art community.

The news of Fanning’s casting comes as some surprise as The Lovely BonesSaoirse Ronan had previously been attached to the role.  Greg Wise (Johnny English) is set to play Ruskin and Tom Sturridge (The Boat That Rocked) will play Milais. They join fellow cast members Derek Jacobi and Julie Walters.

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Dakota Fanning to star in Emma Thompson biopic 'Effie'

17 August 2011 3:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Dakota Fanning has signed on to play the titular role in Emma Thompson's biopic Effie. Thompson's debut directorial venture will see Fanning play famous Victorian art critic John Ruskin's wife Effie Gray, Deadline reports. Ruskin failed to consumate his marriage to Gray, leading her to fall in love with his protege John Everett Millais. Fanning will be joining other cast members Julie Walters and Derek Jacobi, while Thompson's real-life husband Greg Wise will play the eccentric Ruskin. Thompson is to appear as Lady Eastlake who becomes the young woman's (more) »

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Dakota Fanning Replaces Ronan In "Effie"

17 August 2011 2:20 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Dakota Fanning has signed on for the title role in "Effie", the Emma Thompson-scripted biopic about Euphemia 'Effie' Gray says Deadline.

Effie was a teenager who married famed London art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise) in the 1850s. The marriage turned out to be a disaster with Ruskin refusing to consummate it. Effie eventually turned her affections to Ruskin's protege John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge).

Saoirse Ronan was previously linked to the role. Thompson will portray Effie's mentor Lady Eastlake. Also starring is Julie Walters and Derek Jacobi as Effie's parents and Edward Fox as Lady Eastlake's husband.

Richard Laxton is directing and shooting kicks off October 17th in Scotland, London, and Venice. »

- Garth Franklin

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Dakota Fanning to star in Effie

17 August 2011 12:21 AM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

Emma Thompson’s long-awaited Effie is finally cranking into gear with the announcement that Dakota Fanning has signed on to take the film’s leading role. Set in 1850’s London, Effie tells the story of Effie Gray and her tumultuous marriage to art critic John Ruskin. Despite Gray’s famed good looks, Ruskin never consummated the marriage and his heartbroken wife eventually fell in love with somebody else. That somebody was Ruskin’s protégé, the painter John Everett Milias. Thompson’s husband...

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Dakota Fanning To Star In Period Drama Effie

16 August 2011 7:18 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Much in the same way that I was shocked to learn that Jeremy Renner is 40, I can't believe that Dakota Fanning is 17. It feels like it was just yesterday that she was making movies in which she played the young screaming child that the adults had to protect. Now she's apparently ready to play a wife in a loveless marriage who has an affair with a painter. Deadline has learned that Fanning has signed on for Effie, a biopic about Euphemia Gray written by Emma Thompson and directed by Richard Laxton. Fanning will play the title character, the young bride of critic John Ruskin. Though they were married for five years, Ruskin never consummated the relationship because he was disgusted by her body. Feeling trapped, Gray would eventually fall in love with John Everett Millais, a painter who happened to be Ruskin's protege. While many books, plays, operas and miniseries »

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Dakota Fanning Replacing Saoirse Ronan in Emma Thompson's 'Effie'

16 August 2011 7:15 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Just last November, one Casting Tidbits update revealed The Lovely Bones star Saoirse Ronan landed the title role in Effie, a biopic about Effie Gray, the wife of English art critic John Ruskin, who became entangled in a famous Victorian love triangle. Now Deadline reports Dakota Fanning will star in the period drama from writer/actress Emma Thompson which chronicles the strange romance, or lack thereof, between Gray and Ruskin. Despite her beauty, Ruskin was said to be disgusted with Gray's body, did not consummate the marriage and annulled it, allowing her to marry Ruskin's protégé John Everett Millais. Though Orlando Bloom was once attached to play Millais, apparently Tom Sturridge (Pirate Radio) has stepped into the role. In addition, Thompson will also star in the film as Lady Eastlake, who takes Effie under her wing when it becomes clear the union was destroying the young woman. Her husband Greg »

- Ethan Anderton

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Emma Thompson Signs On As Another Narrator For Terrence Malick's 'Voyage Of Time' Documentary

16 August 2011 6:59 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well, it's been nearly a month since any word out of the world of Terrence Malick, and granted this is just a tiny morsel, but it at least confirms that things are still moving forward. Buried in Deadline's recent report about the Emma Thompson scribed "Effie" it notes that the actress/writer has signed on to be "one of the narrators" of Malick's gestating documentary "Voyage Of Time." It's the first we've heard of multiple narrators for the project, with Brad Pitt already expected to lend his voice to the film and it will be Thompson's first time working with the… »

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Dakota Fanning Will Go Victorian and be Emma Thompson's 'Effie'

16 August 2011 6:52 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Readers, whether you're male or female, you've undoubtedly had a bad relationship or two in your time.  Well, no matter how rotten and depressing it was, it had nothing on the marriage of young Euphemia "Effie" Gray to John Ruskin.  The teenage Effie was the beauty of Victorian London, and any dashing chap would have been lucky to have her.   Ruskin loved her and even wrote a fantasy novel for her when she was only twelve.   They married, and everyone was thrilled.  But then Ruskin saw her naked, and freaked the hell out.  He refused to have sex with her because her body, for some unknown reason, repulsed him.  Effie had to endure five miserable years with Ruskin and his family emotionally abusing her, before meeting her knight in shining armor, the dashing pre-Raphaelite painter John Millais. He liked seeing her naked, as they had eight children together, and she »

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Saoirse Ronan Out, Dakota Fanning In For Emma Thompson's 'Effie'

16 August 2011 6:33 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With a cast of Saorise Ronan, Orlando Bloom, Imelda Staunton, Greg Wise and Emma Thompson all set to go, everything looked good for Thompson's latest screenplay "Effie." Unfortunately, the long arm of the law reared its ugly head earlier this year, putting the film in limbo. What was the point of contention? The film centers on the strange-but-true story about the wedding night between Victorian artist, architect, poet and political thinker John Ruskin and his wife, Effie Gray. Ruskin was long infatuated with Gray and married her when she was 17. However, when it came time to consummate their marriage,… »

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Dakota Fanning and Emma Thompson Go Victorian for 'Effie'

16 August 2011 5:58 PM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Dakota Fanning and Emma Thompson are about to make some costume designers very happy.

The "Twilight" actress and former Hogwarts professor have teamed up for "Effie," a Victorian drama set in 1850s London, according to Deadline.

"Effie" chronicles the loveless marriage between Euphemia Gray (Fanning), a beautiful teenage socialite, and John Ruskin (Greg Wise), a famed critic who, despite his wife's extreme beauty, was disgusted by her physically and never consummated their five-year marriage. After much humiliation and browbeating by her in-laws, Effie fell in love with with Ruskin's protégé, painter John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge).

Emma Thompson wrote the screenplay and will also appear as Lady Eastlake, who takes Effie under her wing when it was clear the union was destroying the young woman. Julie Walters and Derek Jacobi will play Ruskin’s parents, and Edward Fox is in talks to play Lady Eastlake's husband, Sir Charles Eastlake.

Sounds like quite the project! »

- Bryan Enk

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Dakota Fanning Replaces Saoirse Ronan as Effie

16 August 2011 5:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Actress Dakota Fanning has signed on for the title role in Effie, a part which Saoirse Ronan was previously circling.

Effie tells the tale of Euphemia "Effie" Gray, a teenager who married famed London art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise) in the 1850s. The marriage turned out to be a disaster, though, with Ruskin refusing to consummate the marriage to his young bride. Even though Effie was considered gorgeous, Ruskin was somehow repulsed by her body. Effie eventually turned her affections to Ruskin's protege, John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge).

Emma Thompson wrote the original screenplay and will portray Lady Eastlake, who took young Effie under her wing. Julie Walters and Derek Jacobi will portray Effie's parents and Edward Fox is in talks to play Lady Eastlake's husband, Sir Charles Eastlake, an esteemed patron of the Royal Academy.

Richard Laxton is directing Effie from Emma Thompson's script, which is »

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Dakota Fanning Becomes Effie

16 August 2011 5:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Actress Dakota Fanning has signed on for the title role in Effie, a part which Saoirse Ronan was previously circling.

Effie tells the tale of Euphemia "Effie" Gray, a teenager who married famed London art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise) in the 1850s. The marriage turned out to be a disaster, though, with Ruskin refusing to consummate the marriage to his young bride. Even though Effie was considered gorgeous, Ruskin was somehow repulsed by her body. Effie eventually turned her affections to Ruskin's protege, John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge).

Emma Thompson wrote the original screenplay and will portray Lady Eastlake, who took young Effie under her wing. Julie Walters and Derek Jacobi will portray Effie's parents and Edward Fox is in talks to play Lady Eastlake's husband, Sir Charles Eastlake, an esteemed patron of the Royal Academy.

Richard Laxton is directing Effie from Emma Thompson's script, which is »

- MovieWeb

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