Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning Teaming Up for My Sister's Keeper

Veteran thesp adolescents to co-star with Cameron Diaz in adaptation.

by | October 25, 2007 | Comments

They aren’t even in high school yet, but the Fanning sisters are already grizzled Hollywood veterans — and now they’re teaming up onscreen for the first time.

Variety reports that New Line and Nick Cassavetes are bringing Jodi Picoult’s novel My Sister’s Keeper to theaters, and they’ve tabbed Dakota and Elle Fanning to star with Cameron Diaz. From the article:

Elle Fanning will play a young girl who sues for emancipation from her parents. Mom and Dad conceived her as a genetic match with the hope she could prolong her cancer-ridden sister’s life.

Jeremy Leven wrote the script, and Mark Johnson will produce. Both teamed with Cassavetes and New Line on “The Notebook.”

As the article points out, the Fannings both appeared in I Am Sam, but didn’t share any screen time. Variety also notes that Dakota and Elle are younger than their characters in the book, but “a decision was made to cast them younger because it was age-appropriate for Diaz.”

Source: Variety

Tag Cloud

unscripted SXSW Columbia Pictures zombies crime drama WGN harry potter doctor who Awards Apple Adult Swim romance festivals Rock Comedy SundanceTV Rom-Com Sundance transformers National Geographic composers The Arrangement TLC ESPN DC Comics Horror 2015 DC streaming service Christmas Polls and Games Podcast Fox News sitcom Fantasy Winners Red Carpet 21st Century Fox ABC Family TV Land aliens TCA SDCC Cosplay X-Men 2016 Syfy Western Pirates RT History Walt Disney Pictures crime thriller President Kids & Family Infographic Disney diversity police drama BBC America First Look Superheroe based on movie biography Sci-Fi Grammys Masterpiece Spike Crackle Reality Competition GoT AMC USA Network Extras psycho dc MSNBC YA 24 frames Holidays Paramount Network thriller Oscars politics Ghostbusters vampires VH1 Creative Arts Emmys Nominations Britbox FOX Universal Mystery E! YouTube Premium Cartoon Network History Food Network CNN Trivia crime Hulu Watching Series travel cops A&E justice league Lionsgate Disney Channel Amazon 007 supernatural mutant CBS All Access Spring TV robots Pop IFC Films Certified Fresh Marvel historical drama Marathons DirecTV PBS science fiction Star Wars Ellie Kemper streaming Thanksgiving YouTube Red hist FX Freeform Sundance Now what to watch Ovation Bravo Mindy Kaling Election cooking Superheroes OWN Summer Winter TV Writers Guild of America Song of Ice and Fire DC Universe singing competition VICE dceu E3 Action Super Bowl APB docudrama Warner Bros. sports TBS BBC GLAAD dramedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Sneak Peek The CW Biopics Animation Lifetime Premiere Dates Countdown Netflix political drama Musical Country USA finale Opinion Dark Horse Comics CW Seed Nickelodeon TCA 2017 TIFF PaleyFest talk show American Society of Cinematographers Drama Valentine's Day HBO ITV NYCC Esquire Paramount cults Starz Trailer BET MTV Pixar Schedule See It Skip It spy thriller 45 Calendar 2017 social media IFC Music serial killer Showtime El Rey TNT ABC Acorn TV Comedy Central crossover technology Best and Worst binge cinemax CMT Musicals TruTV Comic Book medical drama Logo Video Games Tumblr boxoffice golden globes blaxploitation Emmys Nat Geo Character Guide Set visit Photos Mary Tyler Moore Interview Rocky LGBTQ Fall TV Year in Review GIFs TCM zombie period drama 20th Century Fox cats FXX CBS Teen Shondaland Martial Arts war Lucasfilm discovery Box Office Star Trek comiccon Toys adventure Reality TV Sony Pictures Tomatazos NBC ratings