Following Marie Antoinette, Kirsten Dunst and director Sofia Coppola are getting back into period drama territory with The Beguiled. And they’re bringing the likes of Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Elle Fanning and Angourie Rice along with them. The movie is The Beguiled, based on Thomas P. Cullinan’s novel A Painted Devil, which was previously turned into a 1971 movie starring Clint Eastwood.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘The Beguiled is an atmospheric thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola. The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.’
The results is a very complicated love quadrangle as the headmistress, a teacher and a student all develop a relationship with the guest.
The Beguiled is due out in cinemas in June. Take a look at the trailer below. [Read more…]