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Elle Fanning Says Working With Sister Dakota on 'The Nightingale' Will Be a 'Dream Come True'

Elle Fanning Says Working With Sister Dakota on 'The Nightingale' Will Be a 'Dream Come True'

Elle Fanning is opening up about why now is the perfect time to work with sister Dakota on a movie.

The 21-year-old actress headed to Instagram and shared a sweet reason behind her and Dakota, 25, signing on for the adaption of The Nightingale.

“‘The Nightingale’ will be the first time we act on screen together. We have played the same character at different ages but have never spoken to each other in front of a camera,” Elle writes. “For years, we have looked for a film to do with one another and then this gem appeared.”

She continues, “As sisters, to share our artistry with each other while bringing such a powerful sister story to life is a dream come true.”

If you missed the details about The Nightingale, you can check them out on JustJaredJr.com here!

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Elle & Dakota Fanning Are Starring as Sisters in New Movie!

Elle & Dakota Fanning Are Starring as Sisters in New Movie!

Elle and Dakota Fanning are about to play sisters in a brand new movie!

According to TheWrap, the real life sisters will star together in an adaption of Kristin Hannah’s novel, “The Nightingale”.

Dakota and Elle will play the sisters in the movie, who are coming of age in France on the eve of World War II and tells the story or their struggle to survive the German occupation of the country.

The story is inspired by the courageous women of the French Resistance who helped downed Allied airmen escape Nazi-occupied territory and hid Jewish children.

Dakota and Elle previously starred together in I Am Sam, but Elle played a younger version of Dakota‘s character.

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Elle Fanning Shows Off Aurora's 'Happily Ever After' Gown From 'Maleficent' on Instagram

Elle Fanning Shows Off Aurora's 'Happily Ever After' Gown From 'Maleficent' on Instagram

We might be biased because Princess Aurora was always our favorite, but her style in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil beats out all the other live action Disney Princesses.

Elle Fanning put a spotlight on one of Aurora’s gowns on her Instagram this week and we fell even more in love with it!

“@byellenm and I call this one the ‘happily ever after dress’,” Elle explained of the gown. “It is designed specifically to pay homage to the classic Sleeping Beauty dress from the animation. I’m free if the Disney theme parks are hiring…”

Costume designer Ellen Mirojnick also shared close up details of that gown, and Aurora’s wedding gown too.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is out in theaters now.

Elle Fanning Shares Her Thoughts on How Disney Princesses Have Evolved

Elle Fanning Shares Her Thoughts on How Disney Princesses Have Evolved

Elle Fanning flashes a grin in her new cover shoot for Elle Australia‘s November issue, on sale Monday (October 21)!

Here’s what the Teen Spirit star had to say to the outlet:

On her Cannes Film Festival looks and her love of Old Hollywood glamour: “At Cannes, you can go big and that’s what I wanted. I wanted to do separates, and I asked Dior if they would be into a ball skirt and shirt situation, and it morphed into the New Look. We added the hat very last-minute. It was exciting because I’m very nostalgic of the ’50s and ’60s. Old Hollywood glamour is so classic, I wish it would come back.”

On feeling most at home on the red carpet: “I dressed really crazy at school. So obviously people weren’t necessarily going to be like, ‘You’re so cool.’ The red carpet was like a home for me—from a young age, the fashion community embraced me. The red carpet felt safe. I don’t feel judged on it—I feel free to express that side of myself. It’s such a creative outlet, something I could really take control of.”

On how Disney princesses have evolved: “When I was young I watched all the animated Disney films, and they’re beautiful in their own way, but the women aren’t extremely complex and they do rely on the men a lot. The modern fairytale with a twist is so important.”

On working with her older sister Dakota Fanning: “We’d love to do something together… It would be great, because we don’t really talk about each other’s work. … She knows what I’m thinking, and she’s the best advice giver. As we get older, we get to be good friends.”

For more from Elle Fanning, visit Elle.com.au.

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Elle & Dakota Fanning Get Ready for Halloween in Adorable Throwback Video

Elle & Dakota Fanning Get Ready for Halloween in Adorable Throwback Video

Elle Fanning and Dakota Fanning prepare their Halloween costumes in this cute clip from when they were kids!

The Neon Demon star posted the video of herself and her older sister on Instagram on Saturday (October 19).

In the clip, Dakota – in a furry pink top and headpiece with cat ears – does her makeup as a younger Elle goes through her makeup bag.

“What is this?” Elle asks, holding up an eyebrow brush.

“It’s for your eyebrows!” Dakota Fanning replies sternly. “And you’re not allowed to do it. Go get your wig back on!”

Elle then proceeds to put on her big red wig, proclaiming, “I did it.”

“Getting ready for a girl’s night out with @dakotafanning #halloween #gogetyourwigbackon,” Elle Fanning captioned the video.

Watch it below!

READ MORE: Elle Fanning Opens Up About Sister Dakota & Princess Aurora in ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’