Dakota Fanning to headline road movie as 1980s punk

Actress Dakota Fanning poses during a red carpet for the movie 'Night Moves', directed by Kelly Reichardt, during the 70th Venice Film Festival in Venice August 31, 2013. – Reuters pic
Actress Dakota Fanning poses during a red carpet for the movie 'Night Moves', directed by Kelly Reichardt, during the 70th Venice Film Festival in Venice August 31, 2013. – Reuters pic

LOS ANGELES, Nov 19 — The American actress, who turns 20 next year, will star in a coming-of-age movie from Gerardo Naranjo, the Mexican filmmaker behind the 2011 film “Miss Bala.”

Fanning, who starred opposite Sean Penn at age eight in “I Am Sam” in 2001, has been cast as a roadie traveling across America with a punk band.

Through the sometimes dangerous journey, her character will come to learn more about herself.

No production dates have been announced for this coming-of-age tale.

The project will mark Gerard Naranjo’s return behind the camera since directing the pilot for “The Bridge,” the series headlined by Diane Kruger and Demian Bichir.

Fanning is currently on the set of “Franny,” in which she plays a young newlywed dealing with a rich and lonely 60-something who decides to ingratiate himself into her life.

Richard Gere and Theo James are Fanning’s co-stars in this independent film, directed by Andrew Renzi. — AFP

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