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Colin Farrell in talks for Sofia Coppola's remake of The Beguiled

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Colin Farrell is looking to turn on the charm. The Irish actor is in talks to star in writer-director Sofia Coppola’s remake of the Civil War drama The Beguiled, EW has confirmed.

Farrell would step into the role played by Clint Eastwood in the 1971 original: a wounded Yankee soldier with a silver tongue who stirs up trouble at an all-girls boarding school in in the South.

Should the talks pan out, Farrell will join a cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Kristen Dunst, and Elle Fanning. Youree Henley (Somewhere, The Bling Ring) is producing The Beguiled, which is set up at Focus Features. A production start date has yet to be announced.

Farrell recently appeared in Yorgos Lanthimos’ surreal comedy The Lobster, and he and Kidman┬áhave also signed on for another Lanthimos film, The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Farrell will next be seen in the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the thriller Solace.

Variety first reported the talks.