Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Angourie Rice set for The Beguiled

Having gained plenty of notice for her quippy, warm performance alongside Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in the criminally underrated The Nice Guys, news arrives via The Hollywood Reporter that Angourie Rice has been recruited by director Sofia Coppola (Somewhere) for her next movie, The Beguiled.

Coppola has based her script on the same Thomas Cullinan novel that powered the 1971 original, which saw Clint Eastwood as an injured Union soldier who is imprisoned in a Confederate girls' boarding school during the Civil War. He charms his way into the hearts of women of all ages at the institution and causes jealousy and betrayal to spread.

Colin Farrell (Total Recall) is playing the soldier this time around, with Nicole Kidman (Stoker), Elle Fanning (Maleficent) and Kirsten Dunst (Marie Antoinette) are all aboard as various residents of the school. Rice is joining their ranks.

The actress has recently scored another high profile job, playing Betty Brandt in Jon Watts' (Cop Car) Spider-Man: Homecoming, which recently wrapped production and is aiming at a 7 July release date next year.

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