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Dakota Fanning: 'Effie' Cleared for Release After Lawsuit

Dakota Fanning: 'Effie' Cleared for Release After Lawsuit

Dakota Fanning chats on the phone while making her way down a busy sidewalk on Wednesday (March 20) in New York City.

The 19-year-old actress’ film Effie was recently in the middle of a copyright lawsuit, which would have prevented its theatrical release.

The Southern New York District court ruled that Emma Thompson‘s movie did not infringe on Gregory Murphy‘s The Countess, as he claimed, and therefore, Effie will be released in theaters, according to The Guardian.

While no US release date has been set, the UK will be able to view Effie in May.

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5 Comments

# 1

Anyone knows the brand of Dakota’s sunglasses ?

# 2

From the Guardian article:

“Judge Griesa yesterday concluded that the two works have ‘greatly differing internal structures”, and are “quite dissimilar in their two approaches to fictionalising the same historical events.’”

This is great news! The film finished shooting way back in mid Dec., 2011. As of now (at IMDb), it only has a May 2013 release date set for the UK, but, hopefully, we’ll see something about a U.S. release date in the not too distant future. This film is a huge opportunity for Dakota, and it’s too bad that it’s been delayed so long.

I’m excited about this movie.The Effie biographer, Suzanne Fagence Cooper, wrote: “Her life reads like a novel, full of colour, sensation, despair, and romance.” With all of that, and some art history too, Effie should be a compelling movie in gorgeous settings.

# 3

I believe Dakota will start shooting “Every Secret Thing” in just a few days. I don’t know which role she has, but it could be a very dark one, a nice challenge, and just what she needs to secure her credentials as a heavy-lift dramatic actress. Pathetically, Dakota never got the credit she deserved for her extraordinary dramatic performance in “Hounddog.”

# 4
Daywatcher @ 03/23/2013 at 2:21 am

Pretty bag :) Anyone knows which brand it is?

# 5

@Daywatcher: its a Proenza Schouler PS13

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