Dakota Fanning (The Equalizer 3) has added to an already stacked dance card, closing a deal to lead the buzzy supernatural thriller The Watchers, which will mark the feature debut of writer-director Ishana Night Shyamalan.
The film set up at New Line Cinema following a multi-studio bidding war, which is based on the 2021 gothic horror novel by A.M. Shine, tells the story of Mina (Fanning), a 28-year-old artist who gets stranded in an expansive, untouched forest in western Ireland. When Mina finds shelter, she unknowingly becomes trapped alongside three strangers that are watched and stalked by mysterious creatures each night.
M. Night Shyamalan and Ashwin Rajan will produce through Blinding Edge Pictures, alongside Nimitt Mankad for Inimitable Pictures, with Jo Homewood and Stephen Dembitzer exec producing. The film is expected to enter production this summer and will debut in theaters on June 7, 2024.
Fanning was at CinemaCon earlier this week to tout Sony’s forthcoming vigilante actioner The Equalizer 3, which reunites her on screen with Denzel Washington for the first time since Tony Scott’s Man on Fire all the way back in 2004. The Critics’ Choice Award winner and SAG Award nominee also recently landed a role alongside Nicole Kidman, Liev Schreiber and Eve Hewson in Netflix’s limited series The Perfect Couple, based on the Elin Hilderbrand bestseller, which Susanne Bier will direct. And she’ll next year star with Andrew Scott in Steve Zaillian’s own Netflix limited series, Ripley, adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s bestselling quintet of Tom Ripley novels.
Fanning previously collaborated with Bier on Showtime’s The First Lady, starring there opposite Michelle Pfeiffer, and also starred opposite Daniel Brühl and Luke Evans on TNT’s The Alienist, which premiered as cable’s #1 new drama before going on to claim an Emmy, two Golden Globe noms and other accolades. Recent film credits for the actress include Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Ocean’s Eight and Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut American Pastoral.
Fanning is represented by UTA, Echo Lake Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller. [Source]
Lionsgate has set its release schedule for American Pastoral, a crime drama based on Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, helmed by Ewan McGregor in his directorial debut. The film, which also stars McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, and Dakota Fanning, will open in limited release on October 21 and then expand the following weekend. It will go against The Orchard’s Christine starring Rebecca Hall which will be in its second weekend of limited release as well as PureFlix’s I’m Not Ashamed.
Adapted for the screen by John Romano, American Pastoral follows a family whose seemingly idyllic existence is shattered by the social and political turmoil of the 1960s. McGregor stars as Seymour “Swede” Levov, a once legendary high school athlete who is now a successful businessman married to Dawn (Connelly), a former beauty queen. But turmoil brews beneath the polished veneer of Swede’s life. When his beloved teenage daughter, Merry (Fanning), disappears after being accused of committing a savage act of political terrorism, Swede dedicates himself to finding her and reuniting his family. What he discovers shakes him to the core, forcing him to look beneath the surface and confront the chaos that is shaping the world around him.
Lakeshore Entertainment’s Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi and Andre Lamal produced. [Source]
I added a few movie stills of Dakota Fanning to the gallery so, you can go there to take a look and enjoy!
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It has been awhile since I adopted the site (5 years) and I wanted to work with the gallery uploading tons of stuff but, I really don’t know why, I wasn’t strong enough, I must check over 10000 photos to delete duplicates, resize them….so, I started yesterday and today I finished with all the filmography. Now, you can go to the gallery and enjoy!! Will come back tomorrow with more stuff.
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The upcoming movie Effie Gray starring Dakota Fanning has released a new trailer online this week. You can check it out above.
Along with Fanning, the Richard Laxton directed movie stars Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Tom Sturridge, Robbie Coltrane, Claudia Cardinale, Derek Jacobi, David Suchet, James Fox and Linda Bassett.
Synopsis: In her original screenplay EFFIE GRAY, writer Emma Thompson takes a bold look at the real life story of the Effie Gray-John Ruskin marriage, while courageously exposing what was truly hiding behind the veil of their public life. Set in a time when neither divorce nor gay marriage were an option, EFFIE GRAY is the story of a young woman coming of age and finding her own voice in a world where women were expected to be seen but not heard. EFFIE GRAY explores the roots of sexual intolerance, which continue to have a stronghold today, while shedding light on the marital politics of the Victorian era.
Effie Gray is out in theaters on April 3rd.
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The first trailer for Dakota’s “Viena and The Fantomes” has been released. You can take a look to this new project.
Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to Errol Flynn bipoic “The Last of Robin Hood,” starring Kevin Kline, Dakota Fanning and Susan Sarandon, for a fall release.
“Robin Hood” is a Lifetime Films presentation in association with Killer Films and Big Indie Pictures. Producers are Declan Baldwin, Maggie Malina, Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon.
Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland co-directed “Robin Hood” from their script, centering on Flynn’s final years and his May-December romance with starlet Beverly Aadland and her mother’s role in encouraging the relationship.
Flynn died of a heart attack at age 50 in 1959 in Vancouver. Aadland was 17 at the time.
Executive producers include Todd Haynes, Rob Sharenow, Tanya Lopez, Molly Thompson, Colleen McCormick and Lisa Hamilton Daly.
The deal was negotiated by Ian Puente of Samuel Goldwyn Films, Molly Thompson of Lifetime Films / A+E Studios and John Sloss of Cinetic Media on behalf of the filmmakers. [Source]
Kelly Reichardt’s cool, composed eco-thriller “Night Moves” is pretty much the definition of a slow burner: I saw the film at its Venice premiere and was aloofly impressed, only for it to have wormed its way under my skin by the time I reviewed it a few days later. Six months on, I find my mind wandering back to its snaky ambiguities — it’s one that probably should have placed on my Best of 2013 list, and certainly seals Reichardt’s place in the top ranks of American independent auteurs.
Anyway, “Night Moves” is creeping back on the radar again: next month, it’ll play at the Tribeca Film Festival, while indie distributor Cinedigm will release it in the US on May 30. An American trailer has yet to surface, but this French one (France, funnily enough, will be the first territory to release the film next month) does a good job of establishing the film’s setup, the subtle terrors that ensue and the fine work on show by Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard and, in particular, Jesse Eisenberg.
It’s all a bit more pumped-up than what Reichardt has done — this may be a genre diversion for her, but it’s still very much the work of the woman behind “Meek’s Cutoff” and “Wendy and Lucy” — but hey, it sells the movie. It makes me hungry to see it again, for starters. [Source]