Date: 15th July 2016
Colin Farrell is in talks to join Sofia Coppola’s remake of the classic Clint Eastwood pic “The Beguiled,” sources tell Variety.
The Civil War drama currently stars Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning. Coppola is writing and directing the film. Focus Features is on board as a distributor.
The original “Beguiled,” directed by Don Siegel and based on a novel by Thomas Cullinan, followed an injured Yankee soldier (plated by Eastwood) who finds refuge at an all-girls boarding school in the South during the Civil War and cons his way into several lonely women’s hearts.
If Farrell’s deal closes, he would take over the role played by Eastwood in the original.
Source: Press Release