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Dakota Fanning Tinkers With a Bomb, Probably, In First ‘Night Moves’ Stills

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Our real-life world is fraught with with espionage, whistleblowers and radical political movements, so it’s only fitting that the film world is following suit. Kelly Reichardt‘s Night Moves explores a little bit of all three in the form of extreme environmentalism.

Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard play three radical environmentalists attempting to pull off the most dangerous, ballsy protest of their lives: blowing up a hydroelectric dam that represents the industrial culture they hate so much. The film focuses as much on the build-up to the plan as it does the execution, as seen in these newly released stills, courtesy of The Playlist.

Check out the other two stills below.

The first photo depicts a confident-looking Fanning experimenting with what I’m assuming is the explosive to blow up the dam. They sure start ’em young. The two other images, of beardo-Sarsgaard and the whole gang taking a scenic boat ride across a lake, are somewhat striking in their normalcy. These three don’t look particularly menacing, nor do they look like anyone you would describe as radical; they’re just three schlubby campers on their way to casually screw the system.

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Night Moves is in theaters September 20th.

In childhood, Samantha had a Mary Katherine Gallagher-esque flair for the dramatic, as well as the same penchant for Lifetime original movies. And while she can still quote the entire monologue from A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story, her tastes in film have luckily changed. During an interview, director Tommy Wiseau once called her a “good reporter, but not that intimidating if we’re being honest.” She once lived in Chinatown and told her neighbor Jake to “forget it” so many times that he threatened to stop talking to her.

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