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Kirsten Dunst Set for 'Midnight Special' With Michael Shannon

August 13, 2013 (4:35 am) GMT
The Mary Jane of 'Spider-Man' will also star opposite Joel Edgerton in the Warner Bros. movie.
Kirsten Dunst Set for 'Midnight Special' With Michael Shannon

Jeff Nichols has found a leading lady for his next directorial gig. Deadline confirms that has landed the coveted role in "", a movie in which she will team up with "" villain and "" star .

The upcoming film from Warner Bros. will follow a father and his 8-year-old son who go on the run when the dad realizes his kid has some kind of special powers. Nichols, whose latest film is "" starring and , additionally serves as scribe in the project produced by Sarah Green and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones.

Dunst is best known for her portrayal of red-haired Mary Jane Watson in "" and its two sequels. Post-the film series about the webslinger, she starred in a number of movies, including Lars von Trier's "". Through the 2011 pic, she earned numerous nominations and won the best-actress prize at Cannes Film Festival.

Dunst has recently been seen in "" and "". The Golden Globe-nominated star will have a cameo appearance in the much-anticipated "", due out December 20 in the U.S.

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