Jesse Eisenberg & Dakota Fanning Are Eco-Terrorists in 'Night Moves'

August 13, 2012
Source: Variety

Jesse Eisenberg

Last fall, Paul Dano was teaming up with Peter Sarsgaard for an indie thriller called Night Moves, the story of three environmentalists who take their passion for everything green to the next level when they decide to become eco-terrorists and blow up a dam. The two were said to play a couple of the eco-terrorists with Rooney Mara considering the third role. However, Variety now reports that Jesse Eisenberg is replacing Dano on the film with Dakota Fanning taking the female role. Sarsgaard is still on board as the bomb mastermind the plot and Kelly Reichardt (Meek's Cutoff, Wendy and Lucy) is still directing the film.

Eisebnerg is the ringleader of the terrorist group while Fanning is a rich girl who funds their plot to blow up the damn. Sounds like a different role for Eisenberg who usually plays the awkward straight man in many films, and this is just another interesting turn for Fanning who seems to be turning into quite the talented young woman. Though it would've been nice for Dano to reunited with his Meek's Cutoff director, Eisenberg is not a bad replacement at all. This certainly sounds like a film we'll see at a film festival, so stay tuned.

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