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Kirsten Dunst to Direct Film Adaptation of ‘The Bell Jar’ Starring Dakota Fanning

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According to Deadline, Kirsten Dunst will make her official feature film debut by directing the adaptation of The Bell Jar by Slyvia Plath. It’s a 1963 novel about Esther Greenwood suffering from a midlife crisis slash mental illness. Dakota Fanning is attached to play the leading role.

Dunst also wrote the screenplay with Nellie Kim. The production is set to start in 2017.