Warner Bros. is reportedly looking at a number of actresses and one of the world’s top models for roles in their forthcoming Harry Potter spinoff trilogy, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne has been lined up for the leading role of “Magizoologist” Newt Scamander.

According to TheWrap

“Saoirse Ronan, Dakota Fanning, Lili Simmons and Alison Sudol are up for the role of Queenie, while Kate Upton, Katherine Waterston and Elizabeth Debicki are being eyed to play Queenie’s older sister, Tina,” “Though it’s unclear whether all of those actresses are available or even wish to pursue the project, several of them already have test deals in place, and Redmayne is expected to read alongside them during those tests, which are slated to take place over the next week.”

Ronan is no stranger to genre fare having starred in The Host, Hanna, The Lovely Bones and City of Ember. Dakota Fanning, of course, was one of the leading child stars of the 2000s having starred in films such as I Am Sam and Man on Fire before seguing to adult roles in the Twilight franchise and The Runaways. Sports Illustrated cover girl Upton has appeared in The Other Woman and The Three Stooges.

Katherine Waterston recently starred in Inherent Vice, while Elizabeth Debicki was in The Great Gatsby. Alison Sudol is a musician-actress whose credits include Transparent, while Lili Simmons starred in Banshee.

Source



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.”

 



Irish director Gerard Barrett has gotten actress Dakota Fanning on board for his new film, “Brain on Fire”, which begins shooting this Summer in New York. The film is based on a New York Times bestseller about a girl who gets this mystery illness and they can’t diagnose it. The lead character role of Susannah Cahalan will be played by Dakota Fanning.



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.

Source



dakota-new-york-fashion-week

Whoa there!
Dakota Fanning flashed some serious cleavage during the Rodarte spring 2014 show at New York Fashion Week.

The 19-year-old donned a low-cut, nude-colored dress to the presentation—complete with a knit cardigan and beaded necklace.

The sexy ensemble is a major departure for the young actress.

Fanning usually sticks to conservative (yet fashion-forward) attire, especially during the frigid temperatures in the Big Apple. But once everyone got an eyeful of Fanning’s ample décolletage, the attention went straight downward…to her shoes.

The adorable blonde rocked a pair of black-and-white mismatched high heels for the big event.

Source



Gerardo Naranjo’s untitled English-language debut, starring Dakota Fanning, has been fully financed and starts production in late March in Nevada.
“Harry Potter” actor Frank Dillane, Jeremy Allen White (“Shameless”) and “X-Men: First Class” thesps Zoe Kravitz and Caleb Landry Jones are also starring in the film, with Naranjo (“Miss Bala”) directing from his own script. Hunter Gray and Alex Orlovsky of Verisimilitude and Chris Ramirez of Lola Pictures will produce.

Fanning will portray a roadie on a journey of self-discovery while on tour with a punk band in the 1980s.

Dakota was last seen in the final “Twilight” film. She recently wrapped “Effie Gray,” “Every Secret Thing” and “Franny.”

Side Note: The film is a co-production of Verisimilitude and Lola Pictures, which is also financing. CAA arranged the financing, and Preferred Content negotiated the deal on behalf of the financiers. Domestic distribution rights will be represented by CAA and Preferred Content.

Source





Page 2 of 212