Dakota Fanning could star in Wizard of Oz remake
According to the Daily Express, the 15-year-old star of The Twilight Saga: New Moon is set to step into the red slippers of Judy Garland in what would be a much darker version of the classic tale.
Co-producer Todd McFarlane told the newspaper: "You've still got Dorothy trapped in an odd place, but she's much closer to the Ripley character from Alien [Sigourney Weaver] than a helpless singing girl."
It is exactly 70 years since the original film, based on L Frank Baum's 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, made an instant star of 16-year-old Judy Garland.
Dakota has recently finished filming The Runaways with Kristen Stewart and Tatum O'Neal, and she is also set to star in the next film in the Twilight franchise Eclipse.