"You vengeful bitches!"
I'm not always a huge fan of period flicks, but I have a feeling that The Beguiled is going to be an exception. Seriously, this is a pretty terrific trailer. It's creepy and bizarre from the start, but it takes a turn into straight-up macabre awesomeness about 3/4ths of the way through. The cinematography by Philippe Le Sourd looks dazzling, and all of the additional design elements are totally on point. Coppola knows the ins and outs of filmmaking like few other directors, and it's clear from this trailer that The Beguiled will be a feat of cinematic composition. But for me, the biggest appeal is the cast. Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst are always great, Colin Farrell can be terrific when given the right role, Elle Fanning is one of the fastest rising stars in Hollywood, and Angourie Rice was nothing short of incredible in The Nice Guys. With all of this talent in one place, my excitement is through the roof. The Beguiled looks like a campy genre thriller played to stellar dramatic effect, and the aforementioned closing line of the trailer is darkly humorous in all the best ways. There are plenty of hotly anticipated movies hitting theaters in the summer season, but thankfully, Sofia Coppola will give us a bit of twisted fun at the art house theater. The Beguiled debuts on June 23, but I'm firmly expecting a premiere at Cannes for this one.