Dakota Fanning has been set to star in road-trip drama “Please Stand By

Director: Ben Lewin (“The Sessions”).
International Sales: Embankment Films.
U.S. Sales: CAA.

Producers: Daniel Dubiecki and Lara Alameddine of Los Angeles-based the Allegiance Theater.
Financing: Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban’s 2929 Productions.
Script Writer: Michael Golamco, whose credits include “Grimm” and “The Achievers.”

Film Summary:

Fanning stars as a brilliant young woman with autism, who escapes her care home with the goal of delivering her script to a Hollywood competition. She’s pursued by her no-nonsense carer, played by Helen Hunt. Lewin and Hunt teamed on “The Sessions.”

 



Dakota’s all grown up.

Its been nearly two decades since she starred opposite Sean Penn in I Am Sam, the actress opens up to NYLON‘s May issue about how it feels to be seen as a child star, even though she’s an adult.

Quotes by Dakota

“I’ve made my peace with the fact that there will be some people who, for the rest of my life, will believe I’m, like, 9 years old. I have this joke that I’m literally going to be 35, married, and pregnant and people are still going to say, ‘Oh my god, you grew up so fast! I can’t believe it!’ And yeah, sometimes when you’re 21 years old and people are still saying that, you just want to rip your hair out. But I’m OK with it,” she says. “I know who I am.”

“Sure, I handled myself the best that I could and was professional, but I was also a kid. I think that people who knew me then knew I was also exactly how kids are supposed to be,” the actress says. “I’ve found that anybody who takes what they’re doing seriously or seems to be a caring person gets called an old soul.” – talking about child stars going off the rails when older, but Fanning stays above that.

“It’s not a negative thing to say, but it’s also not 100 percent accurate. I might not be running around being insane, but I’m also a 21-year-old who likes to be silly,” the actress says. “Just because I don’t flaunt those parts of my life doesn’t mean I don’t do some of that privately.” – on if she is a good girl or not.

“I’ve done a lot of independent studies in school on old Hollywood, because I think there was something really special then that can never be replicated because of the time that we live in, and technology,” says the star, who currently studies Women in Film at New York University. “I kind of long for when there was more mystery to how movies were made. Now everyone’s goal is to know everything about everything.” – focusing on career.

“I feel like if I did it, I’d start to measure my experiences by how good of an Instagram it’s going to turn into,” she says. “And I don’t want to be living my life trying to see it all in a square, trying to get a photo.” – on not having social media.



According to reports Dakota won’t be having a lavish party when she celebrates her 21st birthday. The actress spoke with the New York Post recently, saying that her next birthday isn’t a big deal to her.

Quotes from Dakota on her Birthday plans…

“I have no idea what to do,” revealed the actress.

“It’s been such a talked-about thing for so long, like, what are you gonna do for your birthday, that I think by the time it rolls around I’m just going to stay home with five friends and call it a day,” continued Fanning.

Quotes from Dakota on her hobby…

She also revealed that she spends most of her free time dedicating herself to a hobby—a hobby that wouldn’t be thought of for most celebrities at her age. Dakota said that she enjoys knitting, and that she has made a scarf for all the directors she has worked with since she started immersing herself in the hobby.

“Pretty much every director I’ve ever worked for I’ve knit a scarf for,” said Fanning.



Dakota says the drawback to being a movie actress in the 21st century is everyone knows everything about you, or at least thinks they do.

Here are quotes from what she said about yearning for the mystery of the old Hollywood, when discussing her latest film ‘Effie Gray’.

Quotes:

“I was being asked by an interviewer, like, ‘So, Sean Penn gave you an iguana for your birthday?’ And I was like, ‘No, he didn’t,” (recalls during a recent chat with reporters in New York.)

“Stuff like that where people think they know all this stuff and say it with such confidence and you are like, ‘That’s not true’ or ‘No, I’m not like that.’ … I think it only gets to you as much as you let it get to you.”

 

“You never saw a movie star without makeup on,” she reflected. “It was very kind of idealized and the information that was put out there would have been created by studios and that was what was sold to audiences, so they believed just enough and there was enough mystery to keep you guessing, I suppose. I wish it was more like that, I guess. I think so much of the mystery of the movies is gone and everybody always wants to know why you do this and why you do that and how you do this and what it’s like… I don’t know. I feel like it would be nice to have a little bit less, so people wouldn’t know so much about you because I think that affects how people watch your films.”

 

 



Dakota & Elle’s Stylist Revealed
Mar, 13 Posted by Admin

Dakota and Elle Fanning reveal who their Stylist is in The Hollywood Reporter’s annual issue, called “Top 25 Most Power Stylists Revealed 2014”

The Fanning sisters with their stylist, Samantha McMillen.

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Dakota Fanning wears a long black coat over her dress while attending the Proenza Schouler fashion show held during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 on Wednesday (February 12) in New York City.

The 19-year-old actress went for a much more daring look the day before while sitting in the front row at Rodarte‘s fashion show, showing her cleavage in a revealing dress.

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