Emma Thompson is pulling double duty in the new period drama Effie Gray. Not only will the acclaimed actress star alongside Dakota Fanning, she also wrote the screenplay for this latest project from director Richard Laxton. Adopt Films has released the first domestic trailer, which tracks one woman's struggle to find her own identity.
Effie Gray takes a bold look at the real life story of the Effie Gray-John Ruskin marriage, while courageously exposing what was truly hiding behind the veil of their public life. Set in a time when neither divorce, nor gay marriage were an option, Effie Gray follows a young woman coming of age, finding her own voice in a world where women were expected to be seen but not heard.Read More
Following the addition of Jennifer Connelly last week, Lakeshore Entertainment has brought on Dakota Fanning to star in American Pastoral.
Based on Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, American Pastoral follows Seymour "Swede" Levov (Ewan McGregor), a former high school athletic legend who wound up marrying the girl of his dreams Dawn (Jennifer Connelly) and inheriting his father's successful business. His picture-perfect life is torn apart when his daughter Merry (Dakota Fanning) becomes a revolutionary and commits a deadly act of terrorism during the Vietman War.Read More
Charlize Theron has optioned the novel Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan through her Denver & Delilah production company, with Dakota Fanning attached to star.
The 2012 book chronicles the harrowing journey of the author, a 24-year-old woman who just started a career as a reporter for the New York Post and was six months into her first serious relationship. Out of nowhere, she became psychotic and violent, which lead to a month-long stay in the hospital that she doesn't remember, where doctors were baffled by her mysterious condition and ready to commit her to a psychiatric clinic. When Dr. Souhel Najjar was brought on to examine her, he asked her to draw one simple sketch which helped doctors diagnose her with a new auto-immune disease which caused her body to attack her brain, an illness now thought to be the cause of "demonic possessions" throughout history.Read More
Before he takes on the iconic role of Lex Luthor in Batman Vs. Superman, fans will get to see a whole new side of Jesse Eisenberg in the upcoming thriller Night Moves. Following the international trailer that debuted last week, Cinedigm has released the first domestic trailer for director Kelly Reichardt's thriller. The story follows radical environmentalist Josh Stamos (Jesse Eisenberg), who enlists the help of a former Marine (Peter Sarsgaard) and a young activist (Dakota Fanning) to blow up a hydroelectric dam, although the group becomes divided about the damage this will inflict. Alia Shawkat, James LeGros and Lew Temple co-star in this intense and gripping drama, arriving in theaters May 30.
Night Moves was released May 30th, 2014.Read More
Dakota Fanning has boarded the biopic The Last of Robin Hood, which chronicles the life of Hollywood star Errol Flynn.
The actress will star as Beverly Aadland, the actor/producer's teenage girlfriend in the last part of his life. Kevin Kline will play Errol Flynn with Susan Sarandon attached to star as Beverly's mother Florence Aadland.Read More
Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning have joined the cast of Night Moves for Film Science and writer-director Kelly Reichardt (Meek's Cutoff).
The story centers on three eco-terrorists who plan on blowing up a dam. Jesse Eisenberg will play the leader of the trio, and Dakota Fanning portrays the rich young woman who finances the operation. Peter Sarsgaard, who joined the project in October, plays the bomb maker. Paul Dano was originally attached for Jesse Eisenberg's role, although he is no longer involved in the project.Read More
Production is currently under way in New York City on director Naomi Foner's teen drama Very Good Girls, starring Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen. The actresses play two lifelong friends, who make a pact to lose their virginity during the summer after high school graduation. The plot thickens when they both fall for the same guy, and their friendship is tested more than ever before. Take a look at these photos featuring the two stars taking a break between scenes, along with fellow cast member Boyd Holbrook.
Very Good Girls was released July 25th, 2014.Read More
Way back in May of 2011, Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen signed onto the drama Very Good Girls, from first time director Naomi Foner. The indie project now continues to move forward, bringing on Anton Yelchin to co-star.
The screenplay, which was also written by Naomi Foner, is an updated version of the 1980 teen cult drama Little Darlings. The story follows lifelong best friends who decided to spend their first summer out of high school trying to lose their virginity. They both end up falling for the same boy, played by Anton Yelchin, which causes unforeseen problems in their own relationship.Read More