Dakota Fanning and Robin Wright Penn at the premiere of “Hounddog”
Dakota Fanning and Robin Wright Penn at the premiere of “Hounddog” at Village East Cinemas in New York.
This film has received some negative reactions even during filming due to Dakota Fanning being involved in a rape scene.
Hounddog is a film written, directed and produced by Deborah Kampmeier and starring child actress Dakota Fanning. Robin Wright Penn serves as an executive producer (and also has an acting role, as Stranger Lady). The film was produced by Raye Dowell, Jen Gatien and Terry Leonard. It premiered in competition at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and will debut in 500 North American theaters on September 5th 2008 under the distribution of Empire Film Group, Inc.
Shot in North Carolina and taking place in the 1950s American South, the film stars Fanning as Lewellen, “a troubled 12-year-old girl who finds solace from an abusive life through blues music. This music is delicately woven throughout the film to create a colorful tapestry of a melancholy life that finds release and healing through the music of Elvis Presley, whose character appears in the movie, albeit briefly, and the singing of the blues. – courtesy of wikipedia
Dakota Fanning and Robin Wright Penn at the premiere of "Hounddog",