7 Days in Dubai - - ENTERTAINMENT -

It’s not the first time that Kate Beck­in­sale and Chloe Se­vi­gny (who plays Ali­cia John­son) have worked with Whit Still­man. The pair played ma­jor roles in his ac­claimed 1998 movie Last Days of Disco, best friends in a story about club­bing and the Ivy League elite of the 1980s. And they have re­united with Still­man in 18th cen­tury Eng­land. The writer and di­rec­tor jokes about why he chose to work with them again on his lat­est movie. “They are the only movie stars whose emails I have,” he laughed. Of lead lady Beck­in­sale, he ex­plains: “No, when I read it I was ac­tu­ally think­ing Kate was per­fect for it. I cast her in Last Days of Disco off of Cold Com­fort Farm (a TV movie based on the par­ody novel by Stella Gib­bons), where she played a very sim­i­lar but more vir­tu­ous char­ac­ter. “She has Jane Austen in her bones.”

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