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Dakota Fears Head Shave, Refuses to Keep Her Sister

Dakota Fears Head Shave, Drops Out of My Sister's Keeper

Stop the presses! The Fanning sisters — yes, both Dakota and Elle — have dropped out of the film adaptation of Jodi Picoult's novel My Sister's Keeper. Now Abigail Breslin will play the role of Anna (previously given to Elle), the girl who sues her parents for medical emancipation. Sofia Vassilieva is in talks to take Dakota's role of Kate, Anna's sick older sister.

According to Variety, "Sources said Dakota Fanning balked at a request that she shave her head for the role and both sisters withdrew abruptly."

Hooray for Abigail Breslin! There was some uneasiness about the Fannings playing these sisters in the first place, and now, well, Dakota can keep her hair and we can see Breslin take this role and run with it. This project, which is dear to many hearts due to the sentimental subject matter, deserves good casting choices.

Now all we need is someone to replace Cameron Diaz as the girls' mother. Who would you choose for that role?


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parkerluv parkerluv 8 years
Cameron Diaz is the WORST person to play their mother. I have read that book about 7 times and she is not the BEST person. She is so not SERIOUS and it will mess up the movie. An actress that should play their mother is Marcia Gay Harden. She has acted in so many powerful movies that sends chills up my spine. Her attitude is COMPELLING while DIAZ IS JUST PLAYFUL. That is my personal opinion:)
hottinpink9021 hottinpink9021 8 years
OMG I am so sick of Abigail Breslin!!!!!!! I was excited to see Dakota back in a movie :( But I definitley don't blame her for not shaving her head at 13! I would never have done that!
juliarose23 juliarose23 9 years
i think it would have been cool to see two real sisters play the parts, but abigail breslin should be good....
lily8206 lily8206 9 years
I like most of the Cameron replacement suggestions above. Laura Linney, Rachel Weisz, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette... Basically anyone but Cameron. I think she is all wrong for that role and it's a huge disappointment. I like Abigail better, so that's a good switch in my books.
Browneyez05 Browneyez05 9 years
I think either michelle pheifer or kate winslet should take the role as the mother. kate winslet has a strong british accent and the kids are American i believe. so if she can't work on it then michelle should definitely get the part. She's getting up their in age but she can definitely play any role given to her.
eastcoastgirl eastcoastgirl 9 years
Kyra Sedgewick could replace Cameron.I don't know about the recast of the girls!!
emmebeth emmebeth 9 years
Mom: Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Connelly, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts Anna: Abigail Breslin, Saoirse Ronan Kate: Emma Watson, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Emma Roberts
emmebeth emmebeth 9 years
All 4 of these actresses are wayyyyy too young to do the story justice. At least Abigail is a step up. Cameron also needs to GO!
Blackwidowchick Blackwidowchick 9 years
I wouldn't shave my head now and I am 24. Why don't they just get Britney Spears, she's bald and childlike.
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