Here's The Trailer For Sofia Coppola's Southern Gothic 'The Beguiled' With Kirsten Dunst And Colin Farrell
Sofia Coppola's first film in four years comes out this summer, and now the trailer for The Beguiled has dropped.
The thriller, starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst (who also starred in Coppola's marvelous and underrated The Virgin Suicides and Marie Antoinette), and Elle Fanning (another Coppola alum, from Somewhere), is set in the South during the Civil War. The story involves an injured Union soldier (Farrell) who is discovered by a student at an all-girls in Virginia. He is nursed back to health by the school's headmistress (Kidman), teacher (Dunst) and students (Fanning and others).
The film is a remake of a 1971 Don Siegel film starring Clint Eastwood (the movie's Wikipedia listing is full of spoilers). According to Entertainment Weekly, Coppola "shifted the focus from a male protagonist to tell the story from the point of view of the female characters."
"The main crux of the story is about the dynamics between a group of women all stuck together, and then also the power shifts between men and women," said Coppola. "So for me, it’s very universal, but it’s in this exotic setting of the Southern gentility."
The Beguiled opens on June 23.