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Trailer for Sofia Coppola's remake of The Beguiled heralds a summer release

02.09.2017by: Cody Hamman

The Beguiled Sofia Coppola Nicole Kidman Elle Fanning

In 1971, director Don Siegel and star Clint Eastwood teamed up for an adaptation of the Thomas P. Cullinan novel THE BEGUILED, which is set 

in a girls’ school in the state of Virginia in 1864. As the Civil War rages, The Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies has been sheltered from the outside world — until the day a wounded Union soldier is discovered nearby and taken in.

That may sound like the makings of a straightforward drama, but as The Arrow said in his 8/10 review of the film, it eventually takes a horrific turn that left The Arrow feeling "severely bitch-slapped".

Writer/director Sofia Coppola is now taking the opportunity to knock around the audience herself with a new adaptation of Cullinan's story that stars Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Angourie Rice, Oona Laurence, Emma Howard, and Addison Riecke.

Focus Features has scheduled Coppola's take on THE BEGUILED for a limited theatrical release on June 23, 2017 release, with the theatre count expanding on June 30th.

A trailer for the new film can be seen below, and much of it features Farrell taking advantage of the fact that he's a virile man surrounded by sheltered women... but the time comes when he realizes these women are "vengeful bitches". And the audience starts taking those slaps.

Extra Tidbit: What did you think of the trailer?

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