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.
Twilight actress Dakota Fanning is in talks to star alongside Richard Gere in independent drama Franny.
Actor Theo James is also set to join the new film about an older gentleman who wedges himself into the lives of a young couple, reported Contactmusic.
Director Andrew Renzi will helm the film based on a screenplay he wrote himself and Treehouse Pictures will produce the budget drama.
Newcomer James is set to become one of Hollywood’s most sought after leading men when new teen sci-fi thriller Divergent hits cinemas next March.
The film, which is expected to rival The Hunger Games and launch a franchise, will co-star Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet.
Former child actress Fanning recently played a supporting role in the Twilight films and will next be seen in Effie Gray and Every Secret Thing.
Franny will begin filming in Philadelphia next month.
Dakota Fanning is coming to San Francisco. The War of the Worlds actress is scheduled to attend the Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) which opens October 3rd.
With her new film Effie Gray the one-time child star is out to once again prove that she has what it takes to command the big screen.
The role, as a Victorian child-bride marks the first time the Georgia native will play lead and attempt to carry a film as an adult.
Shot in the British Isles, the Effie Gray is receiving strong notices. Dakota’s performance has been called “mesmerizing” – a word which we like, we just hope it means in a good way.
If you want to see the star, you better grab tickets soon. There’s only on screening. So mark your calendar for Saturday, October 12 at 6:30pm. That’s when Fanning is scheduled to arrive at the Christopher B. Smith Film Center in San Rafael, located a hop and a skip north of San Francisco.[...]
It’s been nearly a year since the news broke that Dakota Fanning had joined the cast of “Girl’s Night Out”, Michael Hoffman’s film based on the true story of how the future Queen of Britain, Princess Elizabeth, and her sister Princess Margaret celebrated VE Day in 1945. Alexandra Roach joined the cast back in November, but as with all films long in gestation, it looks like Fanning has dropped out of the project – allowing British actress Juno Templeto jump into the role.
When the film was first announced back in February 2011, the plot details weren’t too specific, stating ” When [Princess Margaret] and her sister Elizabeth are allowed out from Buckingham Palace for one night to join in the celebrations, the night encompasses thrills, romance and danger.” However Britain’s Daily Mail now have further information, “Elizabeth has an innocent romance (this bit is totally fictional, folks!) with a recently returned soldier, who doesn’t realise he’s hanging out with a princess. The pair even go dancing at the Ritz.”
Temple was one of our Faces to Watch in 2012, and this year alone will see her in dark comedy “The Brass Teapot” opposite Michael Angarano, and filming thriller “Magic Magic” opposite Michael Cera. This is a great coup for the actress however, who will get her first big breakout in perhaps the most anticipated film of the year, Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises”.
Filming on “Girls’ Night Out” is set to start this Fall on location in London.