Fanning Sisters Join My Sister’s Keeper

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New Line Cinema has cast Dakota and Elle Fanning to star with Cameron Diaz in My Sister’s Keeper, the Nick Cassavetes-directed adaptation of the Jodi Picoult novel. Production begins this March in Los Angeles.

Elle Fanning will play a young girl who sues for emancipation from her parents. Mom and Dad conceived her as a genetic match with the hope she could prolong her cancer-ridden sister’s life.

Jeremy Leven wrote the script, and Mark Johnson will produce. Both teamed with Cassavetes and New Line on The Notebook.

The film marks the first time that the girls will work in scenes together on a film; both appeared in I Am Sam.