The Beguiled: Director Sofia Coppola Talks About Adapting the Novel and Placing Her Style Into A Genre Film

– by Nancy Tapia

After winning the Best Director Award at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, Sofia Coppola’s THE BEGUILED will make its way into theaters for a limited release in Los Angeles and New York this weekend.

Based off the Thomas Cullinan novel, it’s about young women at a girls’ school who are sheltered from the outside world in Virginia during Civil War. A wounded Union soldier unexpectedly shows up and the woman provides him shelter. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tensions, rivalries and unexpected turns of events.

The film stars Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Oona Laurence.

THE BEGUILED is currently playing in limited theaters in Los Angeles and New York. It will be expanded nationwide on June 30.

LRM had an exclusive sit-down interview with director Sofia Coppola for THE BEGUILED. Our correspondent Nancy Tapia discussed the novel adaptation on to screen, Coppola’s style of directing the choice female casting for the movie.

Check out our TV video interview below.

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Source: LRM Exclusive

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