Focus Features celebrated the LA premiere of “The Beguiled” Monday evening at the DGA Theater, followed by an after party at the Sunset Tower Hotel.
Director Sofia Coppola recently received the best director prize at Cannes for the drama, which unfolds during the Civil War at a Southern girls’ boarding school. From the press release: “The sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.”
Attendees at the premiere from the film included Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Addison Riecke, Emma Howard, screenwriter/director/producer Sofia Coppola, producer Youree Henley, executive producer Fred Roos, composers Phoenix, and casting directors Courtney Bright and Nicole Daniels.
Additional guests included Quentin Tarantino, Paris Hilton, Rashida Jones, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph & Paul Thomas Anderson, Jason Schwartzman, Tim Roth, Lee Daniels, Jeremy Scott, Courtney Love, Jacqui Getty, Kim Gordon, Ione Skye & Ben Lee, Emma Kenney, Mira Nair and Lisa Cholodenko.
Directed by Sofia Coppola (“Lost in Translation,” “Somewhere”)
Written by Sofia Coppola, based on the novel by Thomas Cullinan and the screenplay by Albert Maltz and Grimes Grice
Starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Oona Laurence, Angourie Rice, Addison Riecke, Emma Howard.
Credit: Focus Features / Photographer: Steve Cohn.