Trailer Watch: 'The Beguiled'

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Focus Features has released the new trailer for ‘The Beguiled’, the new film from director Sofia Coppola.

Based on the 1966 novel by Thomas Cullinan ‘A Painted Devil’, ‘The Beguiled’ is set during the Civil War at a Southern girls’ boarding school.

Colin Farrell plays a wounded Union soldier taken in by the occupants of an all-female boarding school tucked away deep in the wilds of Confederate territory. Nicole Kidman plays the school’s headmistress, Kirsten Dunst plays a teacher and Elle Fanning plays one of the young students.

Oona Laurence, Angourie Rice, Emma Howard and Addison Riecke play the other lead roles. Focus showed ‘The Beguiled’ footage to exhibitors on March 29 at CinemaCon with Coppola, Dunst and Farrell appearing on stage.

‘The Beguiled’ is set for an official U.S. release on June 23, 2017 but before that it will screen in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

-Devashree Goenka