Kirsten Dunst Boards Midnight Special


Kirsten Dunst is set to join Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton in Midnight Special, the latest from writer-director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud), Deadline reports.

The sci-fi project, said to be set in present day, follows a father and son who are forced into going on the run when the eight-year-old boy develops some kind of extraordinary power.

Dunst, who played Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, recently appeared in projects like Melancholia, On the Road and Upside Down.

Warner Bros. Pictures is set to take on the project with Sarah Green and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones producing.

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