Beguiled, The (2017): Coppola’s Remake of Eastwood’s Classic

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.

It is scheduled to be released on June 23, 2017, by Focus Features.


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 executive producer under the American Zoetrope and FR Productions banners respectively.

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