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Angourie Rice joins Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled remake

Angourie Rice

Story by Jack Foley

ANGOURIE Rice, who shot to prominence alongside Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in Shane Black’s The Nice Guys, has been cast in Sofia Coppola’s remake of The Beguiled.

A remake of the 1971 classic Clint Eastwood film, the story will focus on a wounded Union soldier who is taken into a Southern girls’ academy. There, the desires of the lonely women set off a whirlwind of jealousy, hate and lust.

Colin Farrell has already been confirmed to play the soldier originally played by Eastwood while Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Kirsten Dunst and now Rice will play residents at the girls’ academy.

Coppola, who will direct, also wrote the screenplay, which is based on a novel by Thomas Cullinan.

Having shot to prominence in The Nice Guys, in which she played Gosling’s street-smart daughter, Rice recently joined Sony and Marvel’s Spiderman: Homecoming starring Tom Holland and Zendaya.

She’ll also be seen in coming of age indie Jasper Jones with Toni Collette and Hugo Weaving.

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