Dakota Fanning: 'Push' Role Was Perfect

Dakota Fanning: 'Push' Role Was Perfect

Dakota Fanning is breaking out of her child-actor comfort zone and ready to take on more mature roles.

The 14-year-old actress stars in the upcoming comics-inspired thriller Push as Cassie Holmes, a snarky, teenage “watcher” who can glimpse images of the future. Director Paul McGuigan shares with MTV that Dakota was the only actress he wanted for the role. He said, “When I read the movie, the character that stood out was her character. I said to everyone, I can’t do this movie unless Dakota Fanning’s going to do it, because to me she was perfect for the role.”

Push is about a government-trained psychics on the run from a shadowy agency. The movie, which also stars Chris Evans and Camilla Belle, hits theaters February 2009.

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