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Kirsten Dunst (???) Is Going to Direct The Bell Jar (???) Starring Dakota Fanning (???)

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As Sylvia Plath once wrote, “If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I’m neurotic as hell.” As I write now, SAME. Like I don’t want to see Kirsten Dunst direct a film version of Plath’s The Bell Jar starring Dakota Fanning, but I also really do?


Deadline reports that Dunst, a first time feature film director, is signed on to helm the adaptation:

Kirsten Dunst is set make her feature film directorial debut with The Bell Jar, an adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s famed 1963 novel. Dakota Fanning has been set to play the lead role of Esther Greenwood in the pic, which Dunst has co-written with Nellie Kim. The Stanford Prison Experiment producer Priority Pictures optioned remake rights from Studio Canal, and production is eyed to start in first-quarter 2017.


Congratulations to both Dunst and Fanning on picking their career figs before they wrinkled and went black.

Images via the AP.

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here for it if Dunst took notes when she was on set with Sofia Coppola and adopts a similar dreamy aesthetic