With the fearsome ladies of The Beguiled stepping out to dazzle fans at the LA Premiere of the film last night another set of images have emerged from the film to beguile…. OK, yes that wasn’t very good.
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The sensual thriller, which is out in cinemas July 14th has so far met with mixed reviews with some stating this civil war drama is “pulp made tasteful and flavourless” while others have swooned over its cinematic beauty and its touches of black and noir comedy. Whilst it won’t appeal to everyone, Sofia Coppola’s remake of Don Siegel’s 1971 Clint Eastwood led offering will certainly be a focal talking point amongst many film lovers.
Apart from one, the four newly released images depict Colin Farrell’s injured soldier John McBurney in a tension-fuelled atmosphere, and you could almost cut the tension with a knife just by gazing on the dark period set mood as he looks to get friendly with a number of the young ladies.
Joining Farrell on the cast of wily, and ultimately intimidating women are Nicole Kidman as the all girl’s school headmistress Martha Farnsworth, Kirsten Dunst as Edwina Dabney, Elle Fanning as Alicia, The Nice Guys Angourie Rice as Jane, Addison Riecke as Marie, Oona Laurance as Amy and Emma Howard as Emily.
The Beguiled Official Synopsis
The Beguiled, adapted from Thomas Cullinan’s novel of the same name, unfolds in a girls’ school in the state of Virginia in 1864. As the Civil War rages, The Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies has been sheltered from the outside world – until the day a wounded Union soldier is discovered nearby and taken in.