Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Kirsten Dunst to Star in Sci-Fi Film MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst ("Melancholia", "Spider-Man") has signed on to star in the sci-fi film "Midnight Special". The film is written and directed by Jeff Nichols ("Mud", "Take Shelter") and the story focuses on a father and his 8-year-old-son who must go on the run when the father realizes that his son has special powers. Michael Shannon ("Boardwalk Empire", "Man of Steel") and Joel Edgerton ("Warrior", "The Great Gatsby") have also joined the cast. Last year, Jeff Nichols offered some details about the project and compared it to John Carpenter's 1984 sci-fi classic "Starman":
"Right now I’m working on this one called Midnight Special. I won’t talk too much about it now, other than to say I kind of want to make a 1980s John Carpenter movie. If I had to choose one of those it would be Starman.

It’s interesting because I’m doing the same thing I did in the summer of 2008 where I’m writing two scripts at once. And so Midnight Special is going to be a genre film put through whatever bizarre filter is me. And then I’m writing this other movie based on a documentary that will hopefully be austere, quiet, sad, and beautiful."


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