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Sofia Coppola to direct Civil War drama Beguiled

11.02.2016

You know what, I really like Sophia Coppola's films. Admittedly, I have not seen her entire canon, but I really enjoyed THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, LOST IN TRANSLATION, and SOMEWHERE. I believe that when her films work, they have a beautiful, lyrical style that is captivating. They can sometimes be light on plot, but are usually, in my opinion, made up for in mood and atmosphere.

This is all to say that I'm looking forward to whatever her next film might be, which happens to be the period piece BEGUILED. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Thomas Cullinan, BEGUILED takes place in a girl's school in Virginia in 1864. Here's the synopsis:

 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.

I'm definitely interested in seeing Coppola's take on the story, especially since she directed another period piece, the lavish MARIE ANTOINETTE biopic with Kirsten Dunst (with an admittedly mixed response). So we can be rest assured that the period details will be reproduced faithfully (and beautifully), but we'll see if she'll mix modern music in the period setting again or not (though it's doubtful she will). Either way, I'm intrigued. 

BEGUILED, starring Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, and Elle Fanning, will open in select cities June 23rd, 2017, with an expansion on July 30th.

Extra Tidbit: This will be the second adaption of BEGUILED, the first one being produced in 1971 and starring Clint Eastwood.

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1:19PM on 11/03/2016
I love the old Don Siegel Beguiled, but it's so atypical of what most people think when they think of Eastwood. Colin Farrell is maybe the most ideal actor working today to play the complex McBurney. And the story actually would lend itself well to Coppola's artistic flourishes. Now, I don't think Nicole Kidman can match Geraldine Page, but she's surprised me before.
I love the old Don Siegel Beguiled, but it's so atypical of what most people think when they think of Eastwood. Colin Farrell is maybe the most ideal actor working today to play the complex McBurney. And the story actually would lend itself well to Coppola's artistic flourishes. Now, I don't think Nicole Kidman can match Geraldine Page, but she's surprised me before.
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6:47PM on 11/02/2016
Not another unnecessary remake. Eastwood's version can never be topped IMO.
Not another unnecessary remake. Eastwood's version can never be topped IMO.
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6:32PM on 11/02/2016
I remember catching the Eastwood adaptation on Netflix a couple of years ago, without any context (was just in the mood for a typical Eastwood film from that era... bad choice for that!), and actually enjoyed it. Really unusual film, that had a lot of very '70s flourishes (from what I remember). Agree with Smacaskill that Coppola is incredibly talented (although I didn't like Somewhere and haven't seen the Bling Ring), and this is a really interesting story -- will depend heavily on who they
I remember catching the Eastwood adaptation on Netflix a couple of years ago, without any context (was just in the mood for a typical Eastwood film from that era... bad choice for that!), and actually enjoyed it. Really unusual film, that had a lot of very '70s flourishes (from what I remember). Agree with Smacaskill that Coppola is incredibly talented (although I didn't like Somewhere and haven't seen the Bling Ring), and this is a really interesting story -- will depend heavily on who they cast in the lead (supposed to vacillate heavily between charming and creepy), but I'm down!
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5:00PM on 11/02/2016
Damn this is good news. I really like Sofia Coppola's films - in fact I'd say she's just as talented as her father.
Damn this is good news. I really like Sofia Coppola's films - in fact I'd say she's just as talented as her father.
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7:52PM on 11/02/2016
stop...plz
stop...plz
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