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Dakota Fanning has been set to play the lead role in an indie coming of age drama that will be the English language debut of Mexican director Gerardo Naranjo, according to Deadline. In the untitled film, Fanning will play Viena, “a roadie who’s on a journey of self-discovery and survival as part of a punk band’s convoy, traveling through America circa the 1980s.” Filming is set to begin February. Fanning, a household names at the tender age of 19 with 50 credits to her name, recently wrapped up indie dramaRead More
Alan and Gabriel Polsky’s “The Motel Life,” which stars Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff, and Dakota Fanning, premiered a year ago at the Rome Film festival and finally arrives in theaters and on VOD November 8th (with expansion plans to follow). “The Motel Life” was well received, even winning four awards at the 2012 fest, including the prestigious Audience Award and Best Screenplay, so it’s strange we haven’t heard much of an update until now. But with the release date suddenly looming, it’s exciting to finally see some images being releasedRead More
“The Motel Life” garnered some nice buzz when it premiered at the 2012 Rome Film Festival, and now we are finally close to a release, with the first trailer releasing today ahead of its November roll out.  The drama depicts the story of two working-class brothers (Stephen Dorff and Emile Hirsch) who flee their Reno motel after getting involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident. It’s a story blending themes of shared dreams, the intense bond of brotherhood, and the redemptive power of hope. It also features Dakota Fanning, Kris Kristofferson andRead More
Last November, Saoirse Ronan was announced to be taking on the title role in Emma Thompson-penned period romantic drama “Effie”, but as is often the case in long-gestating projects, Ronan, along with co-star Orlando Bloom, has moved on. Deadline reports Dakota Fanning is now in negotiations for the part vacated by Ronan, and British up and comer Tom Sturridge will replace Bloom as her love interest. Thompson, director Richard Laxton and actor Greg Wise remain on board. The film tells the story of Effie Gray, who marries a much olderRead More
Dakota Fanning will spend the time she has left on earth with Jeremy Irvine, according to Screen Daily, who reports that the two young stars will topline “Now Is Good”, based on Jenny Downham’s novel “Before I Die”, about a terminally ill teenage girl’s desire to experience life to the fullest before she dies. Ol Parker will direct and Paddy Considine and Olivia Williams will co-star alongside the youngsters, presumably playing Fanning’s parents who struggle with setting limits on a teenager with so little time to experience things like sex,Read More
More news from Cannes! Screen Daily have confirmed that Emile Hirsch has signed on to play opposite Penelope Cruz in Twice Born. Based on the book “Venuto Al Mondo” by Margaret Mazzantini, the film will be directed by Sergio Castellitto, who has also adapted the novel for the screen. The story follows “a woman who returns to Sarajevo with her son in tow and revisits the tumultuous past she shared with his late father.” After a quiet couple of years, Hirsch‘s resume is beginning to see new life, as bothRead More
Two of the brightest young stars are aligning, as Deadline reports from Cannes that Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen are teaming up for “Very Good Girls”, and will be supported by a cast of veteran actors including Peter Sarsgaard, Dustin Hoffman and Sissy Spacek. To be written and directed by Naomi Foner, Fanning and Olsen will play two teenage girls spending a summer in New York City. After graduating from high school, each girl becomes determined to lose her virginity and complications ensue when they both set their sights onRead More

Posted On April 23, 2011By Linda GeIn Casting

Emile Hirsch joins Oliver Stone’s “Savages”

Oliver Stone’s drug cartel drama “Savages” continues to build an impressive cast, with Emile Hirsch the latest to jump on board, according to Variety. Hirsch will join a cast that already includes Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Salma Hayek, Benicio Del Toro, Uma Thurman and John Travolta. Based on the best-selling novel by Don Winslow and co-written by the author himself and Shane Salerno, the story revolves around Johnson and Kitch’s Ben and Chon, a pair of best friends and pot dealers who grow such valuable weed that Hayek’sRead More
Just a couple of months ago, all signs pointed to Dakota Fanning leaving showbiz for a while to concentrate on finishing up high school, even leaving the adaptation of “If I Stay” to do so. But it appears the “Twilight” star just can’t stay away, and she has now signed on to two new projects, in addition to “Girls Night Out”, which was finalized last week. Variety reports Fanning will star in both “The Motel Life” opposite Emile Hirsch and Stephen Dorff, and “Mississippi Wild” opposite Ryan Donowho. Fanning willRead More