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Michael Hoffman has enticed Dakota Fanning to star in his romantic fairytale Girls’ Night Out, from a script by Trevor De Silva.
Hoffman, who is putting the finishing touches to the Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz starrer Gambit, will direct the story set against the backdrop of V.E. Day in 1945.
Dakota will play teenage Princess Margaret, the current Queen’s sister, who is allowed out from Buckingham Palace for one night to join in the celebrations. Alongside her yet-to-be-cast sister Elizabeth, the two have an adventurous night on the town.
Early acquisition birds landing in Berlin ahead of this year’s European Film Market will be able to capture the worm as the project is due to be introduced to buyers here by U.K.-based sales and finance house HanWay Films.
Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae at Ecosse Films are producing. The film was developed by Ecosse with HanWay Films who have previously worked together on a slew of Ecosse productions including Wuthering Heights, Nowhere Boy, Black Death, Brideshead Revisited and Becoming Jane.
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