Colin Farrell To Lead Coppola’s “Beguiled”

Colin Farrell is in talks to join Sofia Coppola’s remake of the Clint Eastwood-led Civil War-set feature “The Beguiled”.

Based on a novel by Thomas Cullinan, the Don Siegel-helmed original followed an injured Yankee soldier (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. Ultimately they take their revenge.

Farrell would take on the Eastwood role while the likes of Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning also star in the film which Coppola is writing and directing. Youree Henley will produce.

No start of production date or distributor is yet set.

Source: Variety