Irish Eye on Hollywood: Colin Farrell is Beguiled

Kirsten Dunst and Colin Farrell in The Beguiled.

By Tom Deignan, Contributor
June / July 2017

One of the more highly-anticipated dramas for this summer is Colin Farrell’s The Beguiled, hitting theaters in late June. The film was in competition for the top prize at late May’s prestigious Cannes Film Festival in France.

The Beguiled, a remake of the 1971 Clint Eastwood film of the same name, tells the story of a wounded Union soldier in the U.S. Civil War (Farrell) who takes shelter at an isolated school for girls. (Both films are based on Thomas P. Cullinan’s 1966 novel, originally titled A Painted Devil.)

According to Variety, “The house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries.”

The Beguiled also stars Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, and Kirsten Dunst, as well as Irish actor Barry Keoghan. It was directed by Oscar-winner Sofia Coppola. Later this year, Kidman and Farrell will also star in The Killing of a Sacred Deer, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, the Greek director who apparently has a thing for creatures in his titles. Lanthimos teamed up with Farrell in the offbeat recent movie The Lobster. ♦

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