For her first feature since 2013's The Bling Ring, Sofia Coppola will revisit the 1971 film The Beguiled, an adaption of Thomas Cullinan's 1969 novel starring Clint Eastwood.
Coppola's vision sees Collin Farrell take on the role of a lonely Union soldier in Civil War-era Virginia who finds himself at a secluded women's boarding school. The headmistress, played by Nicole Kidman, a teacher, played by Kirsten Dunst and a student, Elle Fanning, all begin to develop romantic feelings for Farrell's soldier, all of which eventually unfurl into sinister, chaotic events.
"It's just trying to create that atmosphere, so you can feel these long, hot days when not much is happening," Coppola told Entertainment Weekly, of her approach. "I liked that [the costumes] had been washed a million times and left out in the sun. It just felt very feminine, almost like they were ghosts left behind."