Dakota Fanning cuts stylish figure in navy coat as she arrives on set for new show Ripley in Venice

Dakota Fanning wraps up in a navy padded coat as she arrives on set to film 1960s Showtime crime drama Ripley in Venice

Dakota Fanning cut a casual figure as she arrived on set for the upcoming drama series Ripley in Venice, Italy on Saturday.

The actress, 27, is currently in the midst of filming the US Showtime series which is based on the Ripley crime novels by Patricia Highsmith. 

Dakota bundled up from the chilly weather in a navy blue coat, which she left open to show off her grey jumper underneath.

Looking good: Dakota Fanning looked effortlessly trendy as she arrived on set for the upcoming drama series Ripley in Venice, Italy on Saturday

She teamed it with a pair of coordinating navy trousers and some smart black shoes.

Abiding by coronavirus rules, she also sported a black face mask over her nose and mouth. 

She wore her blonde locks swept up in an elegant bun, and opted for a natural makeup look as she strolled through the picturesque city. 

Stylish: The actress, 27, is currently in the midst of filming the US Showtime series which is based on the Ripley crime novels by Patricia Highsmith

Stylish: The actress, 27, is currently in the midst of filming the US Showtime series which is based on the Ripley crime novels by Patricia Highsmith

In the new series, set in the 1960s, Ripley is hired by a wealthy New Yorker to travel to Italy to convince his wayward son Dickie to return home. 

But along the way, Ripley starts to weave a complex web of deceit with murderous consequences.

The drama is being adapted from Highsmith’s novels by Schindler’s List scribe Steve Zaillan.

Dakota who will portray Marge Sherwood, an American living in Italy who starts to suspect Ripley’s motives when he shows up looking for her boyfriend Dickie Greenleaf. 

She will star against Andrew Scott, who will play the titular character of John Ripley.

In the 1999 movie The Talented Mr. Ripley, directed by the late Anthony Minghella, starred Matt Damon as Tom Ripley with Gwyneth Paltrow as Marge and Jude Law as Dickie.

Cast: Dakota will portray Marge Sherwood, an American living in Italy who starts to suspect Ripley's motives when he shows up looking for her boyfriend Dickie Greenleaf (pictured 2019)

Cast: Dakota will portray Marge Sherwood, an American living in Italy who starts to suspect Ripley’s motives when he shows up looking for her boyfriend Dickie Greenleaf (pictured 2019)

The news of Dakota’s casting comes on the heels of her joining Showtime’s anthology series The First Lady.

She’s set to play the daughter of President Gerald Ford and First Lady Betty Ford in the show.

The former child actress is best known for I Am Sam, Man On Fire, War Of The Worlds and The Twilight Saga.

Ripley’s US release date in the USA is confirmed to be 2022. A UK release is to be announced. 

Film incarnation: Matt Damon played Tom Ripley on the big screen in a 1999 movie directed by the late Anthony Minghella

Film incarnation: Matt Damon played Tom Ripley on the big screen in a 1999 movie directed by the late Anthony Minghella

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