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Dakota Fanning Will Share 'Every Secret Thing' With Elizabeth Banks & Diane Lane

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2013 3:47 PM
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Dakota Fanning seems determined to prove to audiences she's all grown up. She apparently gets quite naked in "Very Good Girls" which just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and not too long ago she signed on to play Kevin Kline's teenage lover in "The Last Of Robin Hood." Now she's set for a crime drama that will once again showcase a different side of the actress who is quickly putting together a diverse slate.

Dakota Fanning To Star Opposite Kevin Kline As His Teenage Lover In ‘The Last Of Robin Hood’

  • By Tess Hofmann
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  • January 24, 2013 9:58 AM
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When it was announced in October that Kevin Kline would play screen icon Errol Flynn in “The Last of Robin Hood” a film about his inappropriate romance with teenage actress Beverly Aadland toward the end of his life, the question on everyone’s mind was -- which lucky young actress would play this unclassy broad? Now, Deadline reports that it will be a familiar face -- Dakota Fanning has signed on for the salacious role.

First Pics Of Elizabeth Olsen & Dakota Fanning In 'Very Good Girls'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2012 5:24 PM
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First it was "Martha Marcy May Marlene" in 2011, and then "Red Lights" and "Liberal Arts" in 2012, and Elizabeth Olsen is once again set to turn heads in Park City at the Sundance Film Festival with a new movie under her arm for 2013.

Rome Review: 'The Motel Life' A Small But Perfectly Formed Indie With A Sweet, Sad Heart Of Gold

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • November 16, 2012 6:14 AM
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On the surface, there should be nothing particularly special about producer-turned-director brothers Gabe and Alan Polsky's debut, "The Motel Life," which premieres tonight at the Rome Film Festival. Threatening to sound like indie-by-numbers on paper, the film, based on the well-received novel of the same name by Willy Vlautin, is indeed familiar in its downbeat, disenfranchised Americana setting and even some of its themes: familial love, redemption and the fragility of hope in the face of ill-starred circumstance. But while it doesn't reinvent the wheel, or revolutionize the genre, it achieves its modest ambitions affectingly well, in no small part due to a clutch of cherishable performances, especially from leads Emile Hirsch and Stephen Dorff, as brothers Frank and Jerry Lee.

First Look: Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch & Stephen Dorff In 'The Motel Life'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2012 12:47 PM
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Nope, the festival season isn't over yet. The Rome Film Festival gets underway this weekend, and our Jessica Kiang will be on the ground fueled on espressos and cinemas to bring us coverage. But before that, we've got a few sneaks at some of the movies coming up, and the first is from "The Motel Life."

Jesse Eisenberg Replacing Paul Dano In Kelly Reichardt's 'Night Moves,' Dakota Fanning Also In Talks

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 11, 2012 9:00 AM
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Even after the back-to-back successes of "Zombieland" and "The Social Network," it was never quite clear if Jesse Eisenberg would be able to maintain a lasting stardom. He's an immensely talented actor, but also one who's been strongly associated with a certain kind of role, one that, like Michael Cera, risked the general public tiring of him quite quickly. But while his immediate follow-up to "The Social Network," "30 Minutes Or Less," was something of a disappointment, he's made several smart choices of late, from star-laden heist blockbuster "Now You See Me" to a dual role in "The Double," Richard Ayoade's follow-up to the acclaimed "Submarine."

4 Pics Of Dakota Fanning In The Period Drama 'Effie'

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • June 8, 2012 9:37 AM
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For a while there last year, it looked like Emma Thompson's script for the film "Effie" was never going to reach production. The film is based on the true love affair between Victorian artist, architect, poet and political thinker John Ruskin and his wife, Effie Gray, and the mysterious circumstances over why their marriage was never consummated, leaving Effie a virgin until she remarried Ruskin's protege, painter John Everett Millais. While Thompson assuredly has her own take as to why Ruskin suddenly became disgusted with his wife, playwright Gregory Murphy felt Thompson's script was too close to his 1999 play "The Countess," and sued for copyright infringement in February of last year. The end result was a delay in production, with Saoirse Ronan ultimately departing the project and being replaced by Dakota Fanning prior to a fall start.

Two Top Candidates For 'Carrie' Remake Reportedly Are Chloe Moretz & Haley Bennett

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2012 10:09 AM
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The unnecessary-but-it's-happening-anyway remake of "Carrie" over at MGM continues to move forward. At the beginning of the year, a random, but kind of inspired decision was made to have Kimberly Peirce sit in the director's chair, and now it seems a gaggle of young Hollywood talent is circling the title role.

Watch: Dakota Fanning Has Short Hair, A British Accent & A Terminal Disease In Trailer For 'Now Is Good'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2012 12:40 PM
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Well, it didn't take long for a remake of Gus Van Sant's "Restless" to get off the ground. Okay, so it's not officially a remake but with a short-haired young protagonist battling a terminal disease with an indie rock soundtrack (yep, that's The Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize?" you hear) and a guy to help her along the way...well, this is all seems very familiar.

'Very Good Girls' Starring Elizabeth Olsen & Dakota Fanning Back On, Anton Yelchin Set To Join

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 23, 2012 10:24 AM
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It's somewhat hard to imagine considering how far she's come but it was only this time last year one Elizabeth Olsen was introduced to movie-goers with her Sundance double of "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and the upcoming horror remake "Silent House." During her year, the actress has managed to fit in projects like Rodrigo Cortes' "Red Lights" and Josh Radnor's "Liberal Arts" (both of which have already been hot topics at Park City this year) but through it all mentioned that one project she attached herself to soon post-Sundance, Naomi Foner's "Very Good Girls," was struggling to find its feet.

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