The Beguiled is featured on current Entertainment Weekly issue, and I have digital scans added in our gallery.
Sofia Copolla returns this year with “The Beguiled,” and Focus Features released today the first official promotional images and a teaser trailer.
Based on the 1966 Thomas Cullinan novel, The Beguiled stars Nicole Kidman as the headmistress of the stately Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies. Kirsten Dunst plays Edwina, a teacher, and Elle Fanning, a teenage student named Alicia. The school, in some disrepair, has remained largely untouched by the war, but the girls’ seclusion is interrupted by the discovery of a wounded soldier from the Union Army (Colin Farrell). His arrival kicks off a twisty tale of seduction and jealousy.
A 1971 film adaptation starred Clint Eastwood as the injured man, but Coppola shifted the focus from a male protagonist to tell the story from the point of view of the female characters.
The film stars Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrel, Angourie Rice, Oona Laurence, and Addison Riecke, and will hit theaters on June 23. Watch the trailer below, and check the promotional images in our gallery.