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Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled was released on digital HD last month, and last Tuesday (October 10) the movie arrived on DVD and Blu-Ray. You can find now in our gallery screen captures from the movie and from the movie’s extras.

Starred by Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell, Angourie Rice, Oona Laurence and more, the film is based on Thomas P. Cullinan’s novel of the same name. It’s the second time the book has been adapted for the big screen; Don Siegel also directed a version starring Clint Eastwood in 1971. Essentially, the movie focuses on a boarding school in the South during the Civil War where tension ensues when a wounded enemy soldier stays with the women at the school.

Go ahead to our gallery, to check the screen captures.




During the weekend, Sofia Coppola penned a long article on Indiewire to explain her point of view on making The Beguiled without including any African-American characters. She has been facing some backlash for not including the character Mattie, who is featured in Thomas Cullinan’s book and Don Siegel‘s 1971 movie.

Here’s an excerpt of what she had to say:

I wanted to tell the story of the isolation of these women, cut off from the world and in denial of a changing world. I also focused on how they deal with repression and desire when a man comes in to their abandoned world, and how this situation affects each of them, being at different stages of their life and development. I thought there were universal themes, about desire and male and female power dynamics that could relate to all women. The circumstances in which the women in my story find themselves are historically accurate—and not a distortion of history, as some have claimed.

Throughout the film, we see students and teachers trying to hold on to their crumbling way of life. Eventually, they even lock themselves up and sever all ties to the outside world in order to perpetuate a reality that has only become a fantasy. My intentions in choosing to make a film in this world were not to celebrate a way of life whose time was over, but rather to explore the high cost of denial and repression.

In his 1966 novel, Thomas Cullinan made the choice to include a slave, Mattie, as a side-character. He wrote in his idea of Mattie’s voice, and she is the only one who doesn’t speak proper English—her voice is not even grammatically transcribed.

I did not want to perpetuate an objectionable stereotype where facts and history supported my choice of setting the story of these white women in complete isolation, after the slaves had escaped. Moreover, I felt that to treat slavery as a side-plot would be insulting.

There are many examples of how slaves have been appropriated and “given a voice” by white artists. Rather than an act of denial, my decision of not including Mattie in the film comes from respect.


Our gallery was updated with additional The Beguiled images, including some Tintype images from the set taken by Sophie Caretta.


Kirsten attended tonight (22) in New York the premiere for The Beguiled. She was joined by co-star Oona Laurence and director Sofia Coppola. According to Reelz Channel’s Arthur Kade, she’ll get a Star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Check the first look photos added in our gallery, with a huge thanks to Marilia!

The Beguiled hits theaters TOMORROW!


Kirsten Dunst has been acting for almost as long as she’s been alive, and over the course of her career, she’s amassed an impressive and eclectic resume — from swinging through New York with Spider-Man to showing off her Minnesotan accent on Fargo. Now, she’s reteaming with longtime collaborator Sofia Coppola for The Beguiled, a dark and gorgeous Southern gothic tale of a male Civil War soldier recovering from an injury at a women’s boarding school.

Dunst plays Edwina Dabney, a lonely teacher at the school who finds herself drawn to the handsome soldier (played by Colin Farrell). It’s another fascinating, complicated role for Dunst in a long line of fascinating, complicated roles, and when EW caught up with Dunst at The Beguiled’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, she reflected on how the projects she picks have changed over the years.

“It’s funny because starting out with Interview with a Vampire, it’s such a crazy role for a young person,” she says. “I always felt like I did whatever I wanted to see in film, so I feel like people grew up with me because I chose things that were of my peers and what they would want to see — because that’s what I would want to see and would want to be in. But now, I like character actress roles. I like really weird, fun characters. There’s more to do, and for me, it’s all about finding what I want to do and not repeating myself.”

The Beguiled also continues Dunst’s long partnership with Coppola, as she previously starred in The Virgin Suicides and Marie Antoinette — but The Beguiled was her favorite Coppola film to work on yet.

“This is the film where I was like, ‘Oh, Sofia’s my good friend now,’” Dunst says. “I think [working on] Virgin Suicides, I looked up to her, and she was such a good example for me as a woman. And then [with] Marie Antoinette, I always held Sofia in such a high esteem — like looking at an older sister whose clothes you want to wear. And then on this film, I felt like, ‘Okay, now we’re very good friends.’”

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The Beguiled will hit theaters on June 23.


Last week ‘The Beguiled‘ cast sat down with journalists in the first press junket for the movie. The first videos are surfacing, and you can find them below:

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Sofia and Kirsten attended a conversation yesterday at AOL Build in New York. You can watch the panel below, also check some pictures added in our gallery.


Also on Monday (19) Kirsten visited Today Show, to talk about “The Beguiled,” which is directed by Sofia Coppola, and how it differs from the original film by Clint Eastwood.

This pretty image was shared on Today’s instagram, and you can find it in our gallery.

@kirstendunst talks @beguiledmovie this morning on #TODAYsTake. #TODAYShow (photo via @tyleressary)

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