Monday, February 15, 2016

The Kid Is Special

I am loving the re-invention of Kirsten Dunst.

The actress seemingly took a break from the spotlight post-2007’s Spider-Man 3, retreating into Indietown and exploring more character-y featured parts with quieter success (you must check out her standout turns in Melancholia and Bachelorette). Gf also recently earned a Golden Globe nomination for her work on FX’s Fargo, so you know she’s still at it and bettah than evah.

Which brings me to the eagerly awaited and super-buzzed-about Midnight Special, director Jeff Nichols’ follow-up to Mud.

Dunst is about to quote-unquote come back (or finish coming back) as part of the ensemble of the film, which concerns itself with a father-son duo (Michael Shannon and St. Vincent’s Jaeden Lieberher) that must take to the road after the man learns that his child is imbued with special powers of great interest to the likes of Adam Driver.

Joel Edgerton’s also on board, as a guy protecting the family as they go on the lam. (I am pretty sure that Dunst plays the kid’s mom).

Check out the trailer for Midnight Special, which is scheduled to arrive in theaters on March 18.


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