Focus Features released its first trailer for the highly-anticipated remake of “The Beguiled.” Directed by Oscar winner Sofia Coppola, the film will make its debut at the Cannes Film Festival ahead of its theatrical release scheduled for June.
“The Beguiled” stars Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman, as well as Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrell, and Elle Fanning. The story as described by the studio “unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.”
In addition to directing the film, Sofia Coppola also wrote the script, adapting it from the novel by Thomas Cullinan.
The original film, released in 1971, starred Clint Eastwood and Geraldine Page. Despite receiving mostly good reviews, it was, at the time, widely considered provocative and was not a commercial success in theaters, according to Box Office Mojo.
The new film is scheduled for a limited release beginning June 23, with plans to expand June 30.
Be sure to read the Awards Profile on “The Beguiled” that appeared here on Monday.