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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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.
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.
If you were planning an indie film and were looking for two actresses considered at the top of their game in that field, you’d be hard pressed to beat casting Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen. Director Naomi Foner had the same thought, and has finally locked them in alongside Anton Yelchin for Very Good Girls.
Though you wouldn’t think either woman likely to struggle getting dates, Girls will find Olsen and Fanning as two lifelong best friends planning to spend their summer after graduating high school finally losing their virginity. Like so many teens before them, they see it as a vital rite of passage into adulthood. But there’s a hitch: they both fall for the same boy (Yelchin), and soon things become very complicated…
Foner has been trying to get the film made for a while now, and with her cast in place can aim to start shooting this June in New York. “The film deals with female sexuality and friendship in a way we haven’t seen before,” she tells Deadline. “These girls will be stunning young women in a couple of years, but they’ve struggled through high school with only each other. Most of us have been there. This is the summer where they finally get to touch real life.”
Olsen is currently enjoying more Sundance acclaim in Josh Radnor’s Liberal Arts and has Martha Marcy May Marlene about to hit UK cinemas, and Fanning will crop up at the end of the year as psycho vamp Jane in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.