Kirsten Dunst lands next movie role after Civil War success

Kirsten Dunst has landed her next lead movie role following the success of Civil War.

The Spider-Man and The Power of the Dog actor will be starring alongside John Wick and The Matrix's Keanu Reeves and Captain America: Civil War's Daniel Brühl in The Entertainment System is Down.

The film will be a social satire from Triangle of Sadness director Ruben Östlund and it'll be set along a long-haul flight where, well, the title of the film happens and chaos ensues.

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Deadline, which reported Dunst and Brühl's casting, states that further big-name casting is expected to be confirmed ahead of its production in early 2025, and that a full-scale plane will be used for the film's set.

The outlet also reported that the director was inspired by a Virginia University study. The study found people were so unhappy being left alone in a room with nothing but their thoughts for between six and 15 minutes, two thirds of men and a quarter of the women surveyed claimed they would rather subject themselves to painful electric shocks.

Civil War has made around $110 million worldwide, making it one of the biggest films released by studio A24, on top of receiving a positive critical reception.

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That wasn't always a given, however, as Dunst admitted in an interview with Digital Spy that she thought people could have easily hated it.

"I've had a lot of anxiety about this movie coming out and being reviewed, because it could go either way. You put yourself out there," she told us earlier this year.

"I feel like without risk there is no reward, and Alex [Garland, the director] is really a provocative filmmaker and someone who I wanted to work with for a long time. I was relieved when the reviews came out, let's put it that way," she added.

Civil War is still showing in cinema.

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