Dakota Fanning Shows Off Legs In New York City Before ‘Effie Gray’ Trailer Release; Co-star Emma Thompson Returns To Broadway As ‘Sweeney Todd’ Pie Baker
Sep 19, 2014 03:54 AM EDT
Days before the first "Effie Gray" trailer was released, Dakota Fanning was recently spotted in a plaid mini skirt paired with thigh-high leather boots showing off her legs while running errands in New York City, Daily Mail reported.
Fanning completed her attire with a jumper emblazoned with the words "White Cat"' across the chest, a leather handbag and oval rose tinted sunglasses, as she clutched a to-go box of food.
The 20-year-old actress was also spotted showing off her legs when she attended the New York Fashion Week wearing a white, embossed satin skirt split way high paired with a V-neck T-shirt topped with a shiny white satin jacket.
In the true-to-life Victorian age scandal film "Effie Gray," Fanning plays the title character opposite Greg Wise and Tom Sturridge. Her character is a 19-year-old bride who files an annulment against her husband due to his "incurable impotency" as she plans to marry her lover.
Wise plays her husband John Ruskin, who is an art critic, while Sturridge plays the lover - a painter named John Everett Millais.
Set to hit theaters in the United Kingdom on Oct. 10, "Effie Gray" is reportedly slated to be released in the United States in November although there are still no official opening dates, according to Movie News Guide.
Directed by Richard Laxton, "Effie Gray" also stars David Suchet, Robbie Coltrane, Julie Walters and Emma Thompson, among others.
Thompson, who has an Academy Award under her belt for her screenplay of Jane Austen's "Sense And Sensibility" film adaptation, also wrote the "Effie Gray" screenplay.
After 25 years, Thompson is also returning to Broadway as the pie baker and murderer Mrs. Lovett in "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" opposite Bryn Terfel.
"As in no nausea, no actual nausea. If I can manage the fear without the nausea, I'll be really happy," Thompson told The Guardian about her Broadway comeback.
A musical film version of "Sweeney Todd" starring Johnny Depp was released in 2007.