Sofia Coppola makes her directorial return behind the camera with The Beguiled, a remake of Don Siegel’s 1971 movie starring Clint Eastwood and Geraldine Page. The drama was recently selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Ahead of its world premiere at the Croisette, Focus Features has released the official trailer.
Based on the 1966 novel by Thomas Culling A Painted Devil, The Beguiled is set during the Civil War at a Southern girls’ boarding school. After an injured Union soldier (Colin Farrell) is taken in by the sheltered women, they tend to his wounds. Conning his way into each of the lonely women’s hearts, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, causing them to turn on each other, and eventually on him.
The trailer shows Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman taking care of Farrell until things take a malicious turn. Oona Laurence, Angourie Rice, Emma Howard, Addison Riecke co-star. The film marks Coppola’s reunions with Dunst (The Virgin Suicides) and Fanning (Somewhere).
The Beguiled hits screens on June 23. Check out the trailer below: