Hot Trailer: ‘Night Moves’

By | Thursday March 27, 2014 @ 8:10pm PDT

Things get mighty tense as three eco-saboteurs plot to take out a hydroelectric dam in Oregon. Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard star in Night Moves, which Cinedigm picked up after it screened at Toronto, Venice and Deauville. Kelly Reichardt directed the thriller, which she wrote … Read More »

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Jeremy Allen White, Zoe Kravitz, Caleb Landry Jones, Frank Dillane Join Dakota Fanning In Gerardo Naranjo Punk Pic

By | Wednesday February 5, 2014 @ 1:50pm PST

DakotaFanningThe untitled English-language debut of Miss Bala helmer Gerardo Naranjo is ramping up its cast. Joining Dakota Fanning in the 1980s-set punk rock picture are Frank Dillane (Harry Potter), Jeremy Allen White (Shameless), Zoe Kravitz (X-Men: First Class) and Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men: First Class). Fanning stars in the film as Viena, a roadie on a journey of self-discovery while on tour with a punk band in the 1980s. The project was first announced in November at the Baja International Film Festival where the deal came together in Los Cabos, Mexico. Pic is produced by Verisimilitude’s Hunter Gray and Alex Orlovsky with Lola Pictures’ Chris Ramirez. Naranjo is directing from his own script and filming gets underway in Nevada late next month. Read More »

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Dakota Fanning To Star In Helmer Gerardo Naranjo’s First English-Language Pic

By | Friday November 15, 2013 @ 6:28pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s another solid deal coming out of the in-progress Baja International Film Festival, where executives and agents are doing business at Las Ventanas Hotel in Los Cabos. For this one, Dakota Fanning has been attached to star in Gerardo Naranjo’s untitled coming-of-age story, which he will direct from his screenplay. Alex Orlovsky and Hunter Gray will produce and co-finance through their Verisimilitude production banner; this reteams the pair with Naranjo after the trio collaborated on the helmer’s Voy A Explotar. The new movie, Naranjo’s English-language debut, is set to begin filming in February. It centers on Viena (Fanning), a roadie who’s on a journey of self-discovery and survival as part of a punk band’s convoy, traveling through America circa the 1980s. CAA, which reps Naranjo, arranged financing and will rep the film’s domestic distribution rights. Read More »

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Dakota Fanning, Theo James Board Richard Gere’s ‘Franny’

By | Wednesday September 25, 2013 @ 11:25am PDT

Dakota Fanning and Theo James are set to star opposite Richard Gere in indie drama Franny. Fanning will take on the role of … Read More »

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Berlin: Dakota Fanning And Danielle Macdonald Board Amy Berg Pic ‘Every Secret Thing’

By | Thursday February 7, 2013 @ 12:33pm PST

West Of Memphis helmer Amy Berg’s feature directorial debut Every Secret Thing is based on Laura Lippman’s 1994 novel and centers on two young girls who are convicted of murdering a baby and are incarcerated until they turn 18. Upon their release, children start to go missing, dredging up the mystery surrounding the original death. Dakota Fanning and Danielle Macdonald will play the 18 year olds. Diane Lane, who plays one of their mothers, and Elizabeth Banks, who plays the lead cop in the investigation, already were aboard the pic, which begins shooting March 25 in New York. Nicole Holofcener adapted the book. Read More »

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Dakota Fanning To Play Errol Flynn’s Teen Mistress In ‘The Last Of Robin Hood’

By | Wednesday January 23, 2013 @ 8:39pm PST

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Dakota Fanning has been cast as Kevin Kline‘s teenage girlfriend in the true Hollywood pic The Last Of Robin Hood, which chronicles the final years of Errol Flynn‘s life with Kline portraying the swashbuckling screen icon. Quinceanera helmers Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland scripted and will direct. Fanning will play teenage actress Beverly Aadland, who was 17-years-old and by Flynn’s side when he died at age 50 in 1959. Susan Sarandon is also attached as Florence Aadland, who wrote the 1961 book The Big Love accusing Flynn of starting a sexual relationship with her daughter when Beverly was 15, an allegation Beverly Aadland later confirmed to People. Read More »

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Dakota And Elle Fanning Change Management Companies

By | Wednesday January 2, 2013 @ 9:28am PST
Mike Fleming

UPDATE: Echo Lake has also brought over Graciella Sanchez to work with Brittany Kahan on starting the talent component of the management company. Aside from the Fanning sisters, … Read More »

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Toronto: Match Factory Selling Kelly Reichardt’s ‘Night Moves,’ With Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard

Mike Fleming

BREAKING: The Match Factory is selling foreign at Toronto for the Kelly Reichardt-directed Night Moves, which stars Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard as three radical environmentalists who come together to execute … Read More »

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Boyd Holbrook To Come Between Elizabeth Olsen & Dakota Fanning’s ‘Very Good Girls’

Naomi Foner’s Very Good Girls stars Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen as lifelong best friends determined to lose their virginity. Higher Ground and The Big C‘s Boyd Holbrook has joined the cast to play the young artist both girls … Read More »

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K5 Picks Up ‘Very Good Girls’ With Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Anton Yelchin

By | Tuesday February 7, 2012 @ 11:06am PST

K5 has taken on international sales for Groundswell Productions’ Very Good Girls starring Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Anton Yelchin and Peter Sarsgaard. Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal wrote the script and is making her feature directing debut with the project that starts … Read More »

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WME Signs Dakota And Elle Fanning

By | Tuesday January 24, 2012 @ 6:41am PST
Mike Fleming

Dakota and Elle Fanning have signed with WME. The teenage actresses made the agency rounds recently after leaving Cindy Osbrink, whose Osbrink Talent Agency specializes in pint-sized talent and … Read More »

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Sundance: Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Anton Yelchin Lead Naomi Foner’s ‘Very Good Girls’

By | Saturday January 21, 2012 @ 12:12pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen and Anton Yelchin are in final negotiations to star in Very Good Girls,  the directing debut of screenwriter Naomi Foner. The project, shooting this June … Read More »

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Dakota And Elle Fanning To Leave Osbrink, Will Take Agency Meetings

By | Wednesday January 11, 2012 @ 12:11pm PST
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 … Read More »

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Dakota Fanning And Emma Thompson Team For 1850s Victorian Drama ‘Effie’

By | Tuesday August 16, 2011 @ 3:39pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Dakota Fanning will star in the title role of Effie, the Emma Thompson-scripted period biopic about the unfortunate marriage between Euphemia Gray and the famed critic John Ruskin in 1850s London. Richard Laxton (An Englishman in New York) is directing. Though the teenager was gorgeous, Effie’s husband never consummated the marriage over five years because Ruskin was for some reason disgusted by her body. After suffering through a loveless marriage and browbeating by her in-laws, Effie fell in love with Ruskin’s protégé, painter John Everett Millais.

Greg Wise will play Ruskin, and Tom Sturridge will play Millais. Thompson plays Lady Eastlake, who takes Effie under her wing when it was clear the union was destroying the young woman. Julie Walters and Derek Jacobi play Ruskin’s parents, and Edward Fox is in talks to play Lady Eastlake’s husband, Sir Charles Eastlake. He was the main patron of the Royal Academy, which held sway over what constituted fine art. He was already fed up with Ruskin and his radical ideas before that love triangle rocked the art community. Production will begin Oct. 17 in Scotland, London and Venice. The film’s being produced by Don Rosenfeld with Andreas Roald. They raised the $10 million budget through private equity. Read More »

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Cannes: Ealing Metro/Prescience To Finance ‘Very Good Girls’ With Dakota Fanning And Elizabeth Olsen

Mike Fleming

Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Peter Sarsgaard, Dustin Hoffman and Sissy Spacek will star in Very Good Girls, a film that will be financed by Ealing Metro International and Prescience. They … Read More »

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