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Sofia Coppola Will Bring Slow Motion and ’80s New Wave to a Victorian Boarding School With Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, and Kirsten Dunst

Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst. Photo: Venturelli/Getty Images/Paul Morigi/WireImage/Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Sofia Coppola has found her post–Little Mermaid project: As the Wrap reports, she’s set to direct a remake of the 1971 Clint Eastwood film The Beguiled, a period piece about an all-female boarding school that’s shaken up by the arrival of a wounded soldier from the Civil War. Elle Fanning has signed on to play a student at the school, while Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst are reportedly joining as the headmistress and a teacher, respectively. The role of the Civil War soldier has not been cast, but you have to bet Hollywood’s dreamiest hunks are lining up for the role.

Fanning, Kidman, Dunst Join Coppola’s Beguiled