Sofia Coppola has started production on a The Beguiled remake, based on the 1971 Don Siegel romantic thriller starring Clint Eastwood and Geraldine Page.

Sofia Coppola Begins Production on The Beguiled Remake

Sofia Coppola has started production on her The Beguiled remake.

Sofia Coppola has started production on her The Beguiled remake

Production is officially underway in Louisiana on writer and director Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled remake, which reteams the filmmaker with Focus Features. The script for the new film is adapted by Coppola from Thomas Cullinan’s original novel of the same name. The Beguiled remake cast includes Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell (In Bruges, The Lobster), Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Stoker), Emmy nominee Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia, Spider-Man) and Elle Fanning (The Neon Demon, Super 8). The Beguiled remake marks the fourth collaboration between Coppola and Dunst and the second between Coppola and Fanning.

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The Beguiled unfolds 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.

Additional cast for The Beguiled remake include Oona Laurence (Pete’s Dragon, Bad Moms), Emma Howard (Transparent), Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys) and Addison Riecke (The Thundermans).

Anne Ross is serving as production designer on The Beguiled, marking her own fifth collaboration with Coppola. The film’s costume designer is Stacey Battat, (her fourth collaboration). The director of photography on The Beguiled remake is Academy Award nominee Philippe Le Sourd (The Grandmaster), and the movie is being shot on 35mm film.

“It is personally and professionally a pleasure to be making a movie with Sofia Coppola again,” says Focus chairman Peter Kujawski. “The twisted turns of the story, combined with Sofia’s empathy for the characters being portrayed by these gifted actors, will keep audiences in suspense. Everyone at Focus is thrilled to be bringing The Beguiled to theaters next summer.”

Focus holds worldwide rights to the film as part of the company’s renewed global initiative. Focus will release The Beguiled remake domestically in select cities on June 23, 2017 in the U.S., with an expansion on June 30, 2017; and Universal Pictures International (UPI) will distribute the film globally, beginning in the summer of 2017.

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