Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: As Dakota Fanning emerged as a top young actress in films like Man On Fire and War Of The Worlds, and Elle Fanning began doing the same in films like Super 8 and We Bought A Zoo, the girls had always been represented by Cindy Osbrink, whose Osbrink Talent Agency specializes in pint-sized talent. The Fannings have decided to take a step toward adulthood (Dakota turns 18 next month, and Elle will turn 14 in April), and they have decided to leave Osbrink. They will soon take meetings with the major agencies and decide the next move. The Fannings continue to be repped by JJ Harris’s One Talent Management.

The move comes as Dakota Fanning finishes up the Twilight Saga series with Breaking Dawn Part 2, and just wrapped the Ol Parker-directed Now Is Good and the title role in Effie, the Emma Thompson-scripted film that was directed by Richard Laxton. Both of those films were shot in London. As for Elle Fanning, she is starring in the Sally Potter-directed Bomb.