Seventeen year old Daktoa Fanning has landed the title role in the Emma Thompson period film “Effie.” Set in the 1850’s, the story focuses on the loveless marriage of Euphemia Gray and the famed critic John Ruskin. The cast includes Greg Wise as Ruskin, Tom Sturridge as John Everett Millais , the artists Effie had an affair with, and Emma Thompson as Lady Eastlake, who helps Effie through her struggles. The script has been in development for some time. It appears that casting Dakota was the final piece of the puzzle.
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