Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen Won’t Go Naked in “Very Good Girls”


Well, this is a relief. After enduring many unspeakable things to her characters in past movies, Dakota Fanning is suddenly shy. Maybe it’s because she turned 18 finally last February. In any case, for Naomi Foner’s film, “Very Good Girls,” Fanning will not be naked–at least at the beach. A casting call has gone out for body doubles for her and for Elizabeth Olsen. The movie is about two girls who want to lose their virginity to the same guy. Foner, mother of Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal, wrote the great Sidney Lumet movie “Running on Empty” years ago. Fanning almost left the indieĀ  “Very Good Girls” before financing came together. Anton Yelchin did, and was replaced by 30 year Boyd Holbrook.

Fanning, by the way, before she turned 18, was raped in “Hounddog,” had lesbian sex in “The Runaways,” and recently did provocative commercial in the U.K. Through it all she’s remained incredibly normal and wonderfully poised.

Here’s the casting call. The “I” isn’t Foner but the casting director, I think:

There is nudity in this project. I’m looking for NAKED body doubles for Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen for the film, ‘Very Good Girls’. Beach scene MONDAY, JULY 16 IN BROOKLYN, NY. We will see bare back all the way down, top and bottom. We’ll do some form of modesty clothes for the front. Submits must have great bodies and not be too sun tanned.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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