In the late 90s and early 2000s, Kirsten Dunst seemed to by everywhere, but she’s been getting far fewer high profile roles recently. However now she’s signed on to play the female lead in Midnight Special, alongside Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton, according to Deadline.
The movie is about a father who must go on the lam with his eight-year-old son, discovering along the way that the child possesses special powers. No details were given for Kirsten Dunst’s role, and it isn’t clear if Michael Shannon or Joel Edgerton is playing the father.
Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter) is set to direct from his own original screenplay, with Warner Bros set to back the movie. It isn’t clear when it might shoot.