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Amazon Studios And Echo Lake Entertainment To Adapt NY Times Best-Seller ‘I’ve Got Your Number’

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studios and Echo Lake Entertainment are adapting the NY Times’ bestseller I’ve Got Your Number by author Sophie Kinsella. Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Jessica O’Toole are attached to pen the adaption.

Dakota Fanning will produce along with Brittany Kahan Ward & Mary Jane Skalski of Echo Lake Entertainment as well as Joey Plager and Freddie Highmore, through his Alfresco Pictures. Alfresco Pictures’ Claire Londy will serve as an executive producer.

The novel is a romantic comedy of errors featuring a lost engagement ring, a stolen cell phone, and two strangers who find each other…just as one of them is about to marry someone else.

Kinsella is well-known for her Shopaholic novel series, which was adapted into the film Confessions of a Shopaholic starring Isla Fisher in 2009. Since her debut in 1995, Kinsella’s books have sold over 40 million copies in more than 60 countries, and been translated into over 40 languages.

Smith’s credits include Legally Blonde, The House Bunny and the Emmy winning series Trinkets on Netflix. She is also co-writing a reimagining of 10 for Warner Bros. O’Toole co-created the Charmed reboot for The CW, and her credits include the hit series Jane The Virgin, Selfie and The Carrie Diaries.

Fanning is repped by Echo Lake Entertainment, United Talent Agency and Hansen Jacobson. Highmore is repped by ARG, UTA and Felker Toczek. Kiwi Smith is repped by Verve, Kaplan/Perrone and attorneys Karl Austen and Adam Cooper. Jessica O’Toole is repped by Verve, manager Sukee Chew and attorney Eric Brooks.

Source: Deadline

Dakota Fanning Reveals What She’d Tell Her Younger Self and Reflects on First TV Role (Exclusive)




This year marks the 20th anniversary of Dakota Fanning’s first TV role. In 2000, the actress guest starred on an episode of NBC’s ER when she was 6 years old, and remembers it “like it was yesterday.”

“My character was named Delia. I was in a car accident, they found out that I had leukemia,” Fanning recalls to ET’s Keltie Knight of her character. “The props people gave me a whole, real medical kit at the end. Like, a neck brace, and they gave me all the all the props to take and play with. I literally thought it was Christmas Day.”

The 26-year-old starlet says she remembers “that feeling of fun and that feeling of excitement” while on set of the hospital drama. “I was very young to watch ER,but at the same time, it was a show that my family watched, so I was familiar with the story.”

As for what she’d tell her 6-year-old self, Fanning would stress “never forgetting to sort of soak in the fun of it all and the excitement and to not lose that kind of child.”

Decades later, Fanning has a thriving acting career and is now returning to star in the second season of TNT’s The Alienist alongside Daniel Brühl and Luke Evans. This time around, former police department secretary Sara Howard (Fanning) has opened up her own private detective agency and has reunited with Dr. Kreizler (Brühl), the alienist, and John Moore (Evans), who is now a New York Times reporter, to try to find the Spanish Consular’s kidnapped infant daughter.

Evans tells ET that the story will resonate with audiences because the struggles in 1890s New York City are quite similar to what society is facing now. “For everybody who watches it, you see the fight isn’t over, and the fight began a long time ago,” he explains. “But it’s very interesting to see it portrayed such a long time ago and to see that we not might have come as far as some other avenues.”

Brühl agrees, noting, “There’s so many things you can explore about New York, about the society back then, about the similarities between then and nowadays. It was a very fascinating journey.”

Fanning adds that it was fun for her to play such an independent woman in that time period.

“You see [Sara’s] detective agency sign and you see the young women that she’s kind of mentoring, but at the same time, it’s not all roses for her,” she shares. “You still see the inequality that she’s facing and not being taken seriously and being considered a lady detective.”

Fanning adds, “I think that’s something I also love about the show, is it is very progressive and it is very forward-thinking and modern, but at the same time, the reality of the time is still very present. It’s not just an easy road for everyone.”

Source: Entertainment Tonight

Dakota and Elle Fanning List Their Valley Village Home for $2.7 Million

Actresses Dakota and Elle Fanning want to move on from their shared home. The Fanning sisters are listing their six-bedroom, six-bathroom house in Valley Village for sale, with a $2.7 million price tag attached.

The Fannings haven’t owned the 4,550-square-foot Los Angeles home for all that long; they purchased the property for $2.3 million in April 2017, using a trust to complete the transaction, per Variety.

The home, located in the San Fernando Valley, features vaulted ceilings, wide plank French oak flooring and custom trim throughout, as well as wainscoting and crown molding.

The airy, almost entirely all-white kitchen is equipped with custom cabinetry, a center island with stone countertops, bar seating and a separate breakfast nook, plus a walk-in pantry. It’s open to a family room with a fireplace and built-in bookshelves. There’s also a formal dining room elsewhere on the main floor.

The master suite is on the second level of the home, with a fireplace, private balcony and a walk-in closet. The bathroom is fitted with a freestanding tub and a glass-enclosed shower.

Outside, there’s a pool and spa, a covered patio sitting area and a built-in barbecue with counter bar seating.

Dakota, the elder of the two, already upgraded to her own house on the West Coast; she purchased a Toluca Lake residence for $2.95 million last year. It’s not yet clear if her younger sister moved onto a new pad just yet, but she could always stay with her older sister for the time being—there’s definitely enough room, as Dakota’s new home spans 4,428 square feet, with five bedrooms and six bathrooms.

Source: Observer