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Kirsten Dunst Stars in Upcoming Haruki Murakami Adaptation

Kirsten Dunst and Brian Geraghty will star in an adaptation of Haruki Murakami‘s short story, “The Second Bakery Attack.” A clip is embedded above–what do you think?

Mexican writer and director Carlos Cuaron (the brother of Children Of Men director Alfonso Cuaron) will helm the adaptation. The story comes from Murakami’s collection, The Elephant Vanishes. Over at io9, Charlie Jane Anders wondered if the Japanese author could be “Hollywood’s new Philip K. Dick.”

Here’s about the film from IndieWire: “The short follows the story of a newlywed couple’s post-marriage blues and stars the promising duo of Kirsten Dunst—herself unfamiliar with Murakami’s work after starring in a fetishized McG-helmed music video adaptation of “Akihabara Majokko Princess” to the tune of The Vapors’ “Turning Japanese”—and rising star Brian Geraghty, who deserved much more attention than he got for his breakout role in Kathryn Bigelow‘s The Hurt Locker.”

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