Starring: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Oona Laurence
Period drama remake directed and written by Sofia Coppola in which the story is set during the Civil War in a Confederate girls’ boarding school. When a wounded Union soldier, John McBurney (Colin Farrell), is taken in and given shelter, he develops relationships with the school’s headmistress, Martha Farnsworth (Nicole Kidman), one of the school teachers, Edwina Dabney (Kirsten Duns) and one of the students, Alicia (Elle Fanning). Soon the tangle of emotions leads to the women turning on each other and eventually on McBurney.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
[after they discover an injured McBurney]
Martha Farnsworth: Girls, we all need to help. Quickly, he’s losing blood.
[the all help to pick up McBurney and take him into their school house]
Edwina Dabney: I pray that the Lord sees fit to restore the health of the wounded soldier.
Martha Farnsworth: We ask you for protection over our school and we pray that we will be kept from harm throughout the night.
Martha Farnsworth: Seem like a soldier being here is having an effect.
John McBurney: If you could have anything in the world what would it be?
Edwina Dabney: To be taken far away from here.
Alicia: We could show him some real Southern hospitality.
Martha Farnsworth: Causing McBurney staying here has taught us all a very important lesson. The enemy is not what we believe.
Alicia: [to McBurney] Can I get you anything?
John McBurney: Oh, what have you done to me! You vengeful bitches!
The Beguiled is set to open in the UK June 23, 2017 and US June 30, 2017.