Film director Sofia Coppola will write and direct a “remake” of “The Beguiled,” the 1971 film starring Clint Eastwood, Variety magazine reported.
According to the information from Variety, Coppola is in negotiations to include actresses Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst in the cast of her new film.
Dunst is a regular collaborator with the director, having already worked with her in “The Virgin Suicides” (1999) and “Marie Antoinette” (2006), while Fanning also worked with Coppola in the 2010 feature film “Somewhere.”
The original version of “The Beguiled,” based on the same-named novel by Thomas Cullinan, focused on the story of an injured Confederate soldier (Eastwood) during the Civil War who was taken in and protected in a girl’s boarding school.
Sofia Coppola began her directing career in 1999 with “The Virgin Suicides” and continued with the films “Lost in Translation” (2003), “Marie Antoinette” (2006), “Somewhere” (2010) and “The Bling Ring” (2013).
The latest work as a director by the daughter of Francis Ford Coppola was the Christmas special “A Very Murray Christmas” (2015), starring actor Bill Murray and produced by the online content platform Netflix.