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Sofia Coppola to Write, Direct Remake of Clint Eastwood Drama ‘The Beguiled’

Sofia Coppola will write and direct a remake of “The Beguiled,” the 1971 drama that starred Clint Eastwood, an individual familiar with the deal told Variety.

Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning are in talks to star in the film.

The original film, directed by Don Siegel and based on a novel by Thomas Cullinan, followed an injured Yankee soldier (plated by Eastwood) who finds refuge at an all-girls boarding school in the South during the Civil War and cons his way into several lonely women’s hearts.

Youree Henley (“The Bling Ring,” “Somewhere”) is on board to produce.

This would mark a reunion for Coppola and Fanning, who starred in the filmmaker’s drama “Somewhere.” Coppola is also a frequent collaborator with Dunst, who has appeared in a handful of her films, including “Marie Antoinette.”

Coppola is represented as a screenwriter by ICM Partners. Fanning is repped by WME and Echo Lake Entertainment, Kidman by CAA and Geyer Kosinski’s Media Talent Group, and Dunst by UTA and Management 360.

The new was first reported by The Tracking Board.

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