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Kirsten Dunst is Sofia Coppola's French Queen

After capturing the world's hearts with a modern Japanese love letter called "Lost in Translation," director Sofia Coppola will soon shift continents and time periods. The Hollywood Reporter says Coppola's next project will be "Marie-Antoinette," a biopic about the consort-turned-queen (surprise!) Marie Antoinette and her not-so-charming prince, King Louis XVI of France. The pair famously met their ends by guillotine during the French Revolution.

The film will reteam Coppola with her "Virgin Suicides" star Kirsten Dunst ("Spider-Man 2"), who will play the doomed titular character, while Jason Schwartman ("Rushmore") has been tapped to play Louis. Production will begin in February.

In a town famous for people losing their heads, in Coppola's capable hands I think that -- for once -- this will be seen as a good thing. -- Reggie

Posted by Mac on August 12, 2004 05:06 PM
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