Dakota Fanning was attached to play Princess Margaret in in Michael Hoffman’s Girls' Night Out, the fictionalised story of of when a teenage Margaret and her sister Elizabeth sneak out of Buckingham Palace to join the mammoth crowds gathered along the Mall and outside the palace to celebrate VE Day.
Fortunately, as with all films long in development, there's now been a cast change, with British actor Juno Temple replacing Dakota Fanning to take the role of the 14 year old fun-loving Margaret. 22 year old Juno (represented in the UK by Troika) spent much of last year stateside filming roles in independent films including Dirty Girl and will also be seen in The Dark Knight Rises.
Fast-rising Welsh actress Alexandra Roach joined the cast back in November to star as Elizabeth, who on a rare night out, encounters a a recently returned soldier. He doesn’t realise he’s hanging out with a princess and the pair even go dancing at the Ritz.
Girl's Night Out is now set to shoot in London in the autumn.