The Twilight Saga’s Dakota Fanning has joined Miss Bala director Gerardo Naranjo’s latest film.
The venture marks Naranjo’s first english language feature.
In the untitled film, Fanning will play a roadie by the name of Viena, who hits the road on a soul searching journey with a punk band, Deadline reports.
The storyline will see Fanning’s character travelling through America in the 1980s.
Verisimilitude’s Alex Orlovsky and Hunter Gray are set to produce and co-finance through their banner.
Production is slated to begin filming in February, following Fanning’s recent work on the 2014 movie Effie Gray in which she plays the title role.
No, she’s not appearing on a new season of “Teen Mom.” Dakota Fanning’s baby bump is for her new movie, “Franny.”
Filming in Philadelphia on Tuesday (October 22) with co-star Richard Gere, the 19-year-old actress wore a gray top over her belly with a black jacket and long blue skirt.
In the movie, a philanthropist meddles in the lives of newly-married couples in an attempt to relive his past.
Written and directed by Andrew Renzi, the flick also stars Theo James and Roy James Wilson.
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Fanning was set to be the subject of a Spotlight program and Q&A after the film screening; She won’t be appearing at the festival this year as a result of the cancellation.
Effie Gray, a film about the “curiously brief marriage and abrupt annulment of famed art critic John Ruskin and his ethereal child bride – played by actress Dakota Fanning – has canceled its world premiere screening Saturday at the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival, with its producer Donald Rosenfeld citing “unforeseen circumstance.”
Fanning was set to be the subject of a Spotlight program and Q&A after the screening at the Rafael Film Center in San Rafael. She won’t be appearing at the festival this year as a result of the cancellation.
No specific reason was given for the cancellation, though the film, the screenplay of which was written by famed actress Emma Thompson, has been the subject of a legal fight with Gregory Murphy, a “playwright who alleges that the Oscar-winning actress drew inspiration for her screenplay from his play, The Countess, which was performed in the West End in 2005,” according to the The Telegraph newspaper.
Murphy told the paper last month that Thompson and her legal team had until November to reply to an appeal Murphy filed after he lost an earlier legal battle over the film.
Effie Gray had originally been planned to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May.