Earlier this spring, rumors swirled that Sofia Coppola was developing a remake of Clint Eastwood‘s “The Beguiled,” directed by Don Siegel, and that she had Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning slated to star. It sounded too good to be true, but alas it’s all real. Coppola is indeed remaking “The Beguiled,” and she’s found the leading man to join that trio of actresses.
Variety reports that Colin Farrell is in talks to star in the picture. The film will offer a new take on material that’s based on the Southern Gothic novel by Thomas P. Cullinan following a Union soldier who is taken into a Southern girls’ academy, setting off a chain reaction of jealousy, hate and lust.
There’s no official word yet the rest of the casting, nor is there a start date, but it looks like the everything is starting to come together. New Sofia Coppola movie in 2017? Keep your fingers crossed.