Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Elle Fanning in talks for Beware That Girl

After navigating a back stabbing world in Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon (2016), Elle Fanning seems ready to delve into another. News arrives via Deadline that she is in talks to star in the adaptation of Teresa Toten's young adult novel Beware That Girl.

This one is clearly at an early stage, and doesn't yet have a director or scriptwriter attached. The story has echoes of Gone Girl (2014), but set at an elite Manhattan private school. We follow Kate, a scholarship student who inveigles herself into friendships with wealthy classmates. One such target is Olivia, an 'it girl' from a rich family who has her own dark secrets. And matters come to a head when a handsome and charming new member of staff joins the school.

Deadline's report doesn't mention which role Fanning will take if she does make a deal to star. She is currently on our screens in Ben Affleck's (Argo) Live By Night and  20th Century Women.

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