It may be hard to believe, but for the very first time, Elle and Dakota Fanning are going to star in a film while playing on-screen sisters. On Wednesday, December 4, Elle took to Instagram and announced that the dynamic sibling duo would be starring alongside each other in the upcoming film The Nightingale.
This marks the first time the two girls would act together since 2001 when they portrayed different age versions of the same character in I Am Sam. Since, then two went separate ways with their movie careers. Elle is most known for her role in Maleficent, Teen Spirit and the upcoming Netflix movie All The Bright Places. Dakota on the other hand, acted in Uptown Girls, the Twilight saga, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
As per their joined announcement, the sisters are very excited to star in a movie together.
“The Nightingale will be the first time we act on screen together. We have played the same character at different ages but have never spoken to each other in front of a camera,” the 21-year-old and 25-year-old wrote. “For years, we have looked for a film to do with one another and then this gem appeared.”
Based on the novel of the same name by Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale is a coming-of-age story that will follow two French sisters and their struggle to survive during World War II. The sisters’ story is “reportedly inspired by the women of the French Resistance who hid Jewish children from Nazi soldiers in the the early 1940s.”
In her Instagram post, Elle also commented on how they are both excited to work alongside director Melanie Laurent.
“As sisters, to share our artistry with each other while bringing such a powerful sister story to life is a dream come true,” she said. “We are so lucky to have our fearless director, Melanie Laurent, to guide us along on the journey. Let’s do this, sister!!”
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