Cannes Film Fest 2017: Coppola’s The Beguiled–Preview

The Beguiled, the Civil War drama written and directed by Sofia Coppola, is based on the novel by Thomas P. Cullinan (published as A Painted Devil).

It stars Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning.

The budget is estimated to be around $10 million.

It has been selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in the main competition at the 2017 Cannes Film Fest.

Dealing with tensions caused by sexual politics, the material is most suitable for the particular vision and sensibility of Sofia Coppola.

Coppola’s film is a new version of a very good Clint Eastwood star vehicle, also title The Beguiled, directed by the late and great Don Siegel (in the same year that he collaborated with Eastwood on the iconic policier, Dirty Harry).

The Focus Features film is scheduled to be released as counterprogramming on June 23, 2017.


Colin Farrell as John McBurney

Nicole Kidman as Martha Farnsworth

Kirsten Dunst as Edwina Dabney

Elle Fanning

Angourie Rice

Oona Laurence

Emma Howard

Addison Riecke


Coppola serves as a producer on the film, alongside her elder brother Roman Coppola and Youree Henley.

Fred Roos is credited as executive producer under the American Zoetrope and FR Productions banners respectively.

Principal photography began on October 31, 2016, and concluded on December 7, 2016.


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