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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.

Elizabeth Olsen Says 'Very Good Girls' With Dakota Fanning May Be Delayed

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 17, 2011 2:22 AM
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Elizabeth Olsen, the young sister of the Olsen twins, broke out earlier this year at Sundance with her performance as the titular character in "Martha Marcy May Marlene." This writer recently saw the film at MIFF and found out exactly why the actress was the talk of the town in Park City with a magnetic, twisted turn in Sean Durkin's accomplished debut. One project Olsen soon attached herself to in the post-festival hype was Naomi Foner's "Very Good Girls," which is set to see her star along side fellow talent Dakota Fanning in a dramatic comedy also featuring Peter Sarsgaard, Dustin Hoffman and Sissy Spacek.

Saoirse Ronan Out, Dakota Fanning In For Emma Thompson's 'Effie'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 17, 2011 1:33 AM
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With a cast of Saorise Ronan, Orlando Bloom, Imelda Staunton, Greg Wise and Emma Thompson all set to go, everything looked good for Thompson's latest screenplay "Effie." Unfortunately, the long arm of the law reared its ugly head earlier this year, putting the film in limbo. What was the point of contention?

Kaya Scodelario Joins Dakota Fanning & Jeremy Irvine In 'Now Is Good'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 28, 2011 2:40 AM
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Here's a girl who's going places. After breaking out on popular British series "Skins," Kaya Scodelario already has the leading role in Andrea Arnold's adaptation of Emily Brontë's classic "Wuthering Heights" on the horizon which, if all the attention Katie Jarvis got for "Fish Tank" is anything to go by, will surely bring her further into the spotlight when it finally premieres sometime this fall.

Paddy Considine, Olivia Williams & Jeremy Irvine Join Dakota Fanning In 'Now Is Good'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2011 7:40 AM
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'The Mighty Boosh' Helmer Paul King To Direct 'Peter Pan In Scarlet'It's fair to say that, when we were 17, we were nowhere near as busy as Dakota Fanning is. The actress, a veteran of over a decade of film work, will next be seen reprising her evil turn in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn," is currently filming "The Motel Life" with Emile Hirsch, and has many, many other projects circulating, including a turn as Princess Margaret in royal rom-com "Girl's Night Out," and as announced last week, the coming-of-age tale "Very Good Girls" opposite the next big thing, Elizabeth Olsen. And for yet another of her percolating projects, she's just landed some company.

Dakota Fanning And Elizabeth Olsen To Star In 'Very Good Girls'

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • May 13, 2011 4:10 AM
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Peter Sarsgaard, Dustin Hoffman And Sissy Spacek To Round Out CastThe Cannes shopping continues, with streams of announcements coming out everyday. One of the more high-profile ones in the last 24 hours is "Very Good Girls," a vehicle for fast-rising starlets Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen. The film follows two teenage girls during a New York summer, on a quest to lose their virginities, who fall-out when they fall for the same man, a street artist.

Elle & Dakota Fanning To Play The Shaggs In A Biopic?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2011 5:35 AM
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How do you prevent sibling rivalry? Do a movie together. Not a band plan at all, but when it's something as potentially amazing as this, we hope the Fanning sisters work collaboratively more often.

Dakota Fanning Joins 'Motel Life' With Emile Hirsch & Stephen Dorff; Also Goes 'Mississippi Wild'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2011 9:49 AM
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Robert Duvall, Mickey Rourke & Forest Whitaker Also In Talks For 'Mississippi Wild'It looks like Stephen Dorff is going to find out what working with the other Fanning sister is like. Variety reports that Dakota Fanning has signed on for a couple of films that should keep her busy for the next little while.

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