“Where’s The Rest Of Me?”

In Don Siegel’s 1971 version of The Beguiled, Clint Eastwood‘s Corporal McBurney is desired by Geraldine Page‘s Martha, kisses Elizabeth Hartman‘s Edwina and has sex with Jo Ann Harris‘s Carol. In Sofia Coppola‘s upcoming, same-titled remake (Focus Features, 6.23), Nicole Kidman is Martha, Kirsten Dunst plays Edwina and Elle Fanning is Carol. Abstain, be chaste, respectful — you’ll never be sorry.

  • Dr. New Jersey

    Total Recall, Fright Night… Do you really want to cast Colin Farrell in your remake?

    • Matt of Sleaford

      I was thinking the same thing. Don’t forget Miami Vice.

      • SaulPaul

        Yes, Miami Vice…a masterpiece that Farrell deserved an Oscar nomination for…

    • AstralWeeks666

      Farrell was actually the best thing about Fright Night, he really nailed the malevolent smirking monster thing. The film derailed in it’s climax when he was traded in for some rubbish CGI.

      If The Beguiled follows the form of previous films where Farrell used his Dublin accent then it should damn good. Plus I’m intrigued by a Sofia Coppola film that is driven by a suspenseful narrative.

      • Professor Wagstaff

        I’d be curious to see if she actually has anything to add to the story. Looks straightforward. The last couple Coppola films made me think she doesn’t have much to say except that rich people get too comfortable being bored.

        • AstralWeeks666

          It looks like the story is very similar to the original but it will be interesting to see the contrast between a male director perspective on the material and a female director. Judging by the trailer there will be more of a swooning female gaze eroticism here than was in the Don Siegel version.

  • Joe.Leydon

    Could be worse. Jude Law: Alfie, Sleuth, All the King’s Men.

  • Marty McKee

    Recasting Martha with an actress who looks like Nicole Kidman means Coppola has missed the point.

    • Dr. New Jersey

      Maybe she’ll wear her nose from The Hours.

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    • cyanic

      Sofia Coppola is pretty superficial and prefers a non-ethnic white aesthetic to her casting choices.

      • Grampappy Amos

        still, I give her credit for an eclectic filmography, at least at this point

  • Raygo

    I miss Dakota Fanning. Can we have time-out on Elle for a few films?

    • SaulPaul

      I thought casting her in Neon Demon was one of the bigger casting mistakes of the past year or so.

    • Bobby Peru

      Amen. Not onboard with Elle Fanning, who seems consistently narcotized, or at least gives “underplaying” new meaning.

  • Giggy Pinimba

    Whatever happened to Pamelyn Ferdin?

  • I dunno. Four years after she got married, my ex gf called me, weeping, and said she was sorry about our former chaste relationship.