She is set to take centre stage in new movie The Lost Daughter alongside Olivia Colman.
And as fans prepare for the highly-anticipated release of the upcoming film, Dakota Johnson was seen reuniting with her co-star and the movie’s director Maggie Gyllenhaal at the 78th International Venice Film Festival on Friday.
The actress, 31, had all eyes on her as she made a stylish arrival to a scheduled photocall for The Lost Daughter, where she was seen sharing a sweet moment with her fellow leading ladies, as she rocked up wearing a smart blazer jacket with just a lacy bra underneath.
Fancy seeing you here: Dakota Johnson reunited with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Olivia Colman as they attended a photocall for new movie The Lost Daughter at Venice Film Festival on Friday (pictured above R-L)
A confident Dakota opted for a risqué fashion choice as she attended the annual film festival pairing her tailored Gucci jacket with a sheer bra underneath.
She left her double-breasted blazer open to reveal her lacy lingerie underneath, while simultaneously flashing a glimpse at her incredibly honed stomach.
Dakota further emphasised her enviable frame with a pair of complementing high-waisted trousers and finished off her look with strappy stiletto heels.
She wore her long brunette locks down in a tousled style, with her trademark bangs framing her face.
Close: The trio of actresses were seen sharing a sweet moment together as they wrapped their arms around each other while posing for pictures ahead of their movie’s screening
Leading lady: Dakota stars as one of the film’s leading roles and stunned on her arrival to the photocall as she opted for an all-black outfit
Beauty: The movie talent opted for a risqué wardrobe choice as she paired together a tailored Gucci blazer with a sheer, lacy black bra underneath
Gorgeous: Dakota left her double-breasted blazer jacket open to tease a look at her lingerie underneath as well as her enviable stomach
Stunning: Dakota paired her outfit with a pared back beauty look and wore her long brunette locks down in tousled waves
Chic: She further highlighted her incredibly toned frame with a pair of high-waisted trousers and strappy stiletto heels
High spirits: Dakota flashed a smile as she posed solo for waiting photographers
Pretty: The much-loved star left her trademark bangs down to frame her face
Centre stage: Dakota commanded attention as she stopped by the scheduled photocall
Covering up: Dakota was seen sporting a black face covering at times
Masking up: The star made sure to adhere to Covid-19 protocols as she made her way in front of the press board for the photocall
The movie talent opted for a pared back beauty look for the photocall, as she arrived sporting natural looking make-up that highlighted her flawless skin and included a nude-hued lip.
Dakota was in high spirits as she joined award-winning actress Olivia, 47, who stars alongside in The Lost Daughter, and filmmaker Maggie, 43, who directed the upcoming movie.
The trio displayed their close bond as they cosied up for photographs together, with all three stars smiling alongside each other and sharing a sweet moment together.
Elegant: Maggie stunned in a chic ensemble that paired together a gold buttoned blouse and longline blazer
Beaming: The Dark Knight actress couldn’t hide the smile from her face as she arrived
Fashionista: Maggie paired her outfit with flared trousers and ditched heels for chic flats
Stand out from the crowd: Olivia Colman decided to ditch the all-black memo and opted for a smart white collared blouse and patterned trousers
Finishing touches: The award-winning star finished off her look with grey sling-back heels
Having a ball: She was seen enjoying a joke with her close friend and director Maggie
Energetic: The close women couldn’t contain their excitement as they reunited in Venice
Care to share? The women were seen laughing as they caught up mid photoshoot
Sweet: Olivia and Maggie proved how strong their bond is offscreen with their sweet display
Chatting as they posed for pictures, Olivia, Maggie and Dakota were seen laughing and in high spirits.
Seeming to take style notes from Dakota, Maggie – who is the sister of actor Jake Gyllenhall – also opted for an all-black outfit for her latest appearance in Venice.
The Dark Knight star, who wrapped her arms around her movie’s stars, put on a chic display as she paired together a gold buttoned blouse with flared trousers and a longline blazer jacket.
She wore her chopped locks in curls that were styled over to one side and sported a glam make-up look.
Triple threat: Olivia, Maggie and Dakota were all smiles ahead of their film’s premiere
Three’s a crowd: The trio were joined by Maggie’s husband Peter Sarsgaard who also stars in upcoming movie The Lost Daughter
Suave: Peter cut a dapper figure in a dark two-piece suit and patterned shirt
Reservations: Maggie revealed at the festival she had her reservations about casting her partner in her directorial debut
Surprised: Maggie revealed her actor husband ‘surprised her at every turn’ on set
Olivia, meanwhile, stood out from her actress pals as she opted for a smart white collared blouse, patterned over-sized trousers and an elegant suede, grey sling-back court shoe.
The Lost Daughter is Maggie’s directorial debut and stars Dakota and Olivia in the lead roles.
The movie – based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante – follows the story of Olivia’s character Leda, a college professor on a summer holiday at the seaside.
Leda becomes obsessed with a woman named Nina (played by Dakota) and her young daughter as she watches them play on the beach. She’s then reminded of the terror and confusion she felt in early motherhood as she watches the mother-daughter duo, as well as their extended family.
Exciting: The Lost Daughter is Maggie’s directorial debut and stars Dakota and Olivia in the lead roles as Nina and Leda respectively
Must watch: The movie is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante
Release: It was announced last month that Netflix had acquired the rights to air The Lost Daughter with the film scheduled for release on the streaming platform in December
Star-studded cast: The Lost Daughter follows the story of a college professor who becomes obsessed with a young woman and her daughter (pictured Olivia and Dakota in the film)
Reminded of the unconventional choices she made for her own daughter, Leda begins to unravel and becomes a prisoner of her own mind, unable to explain what has happened.
It was announced last month that Netflix had acquired the rights to air The Lost Daughter with the film scheduled for release on the streaming platform in December.
Also in attendance was Alba Rohrwacher, who stars in The Lost Daughter, and she was seen rubbing shoulders with her co-stars.
The movie boasts a stellar cast with Normal People actor Paul Mescal, Jessie Buckley, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Jack Farthing and Peter Sarsgaard – Maggie’s husband – joining Dakota and Olivia onscreen.
On casting her husband in her directorial debut, Maggie said while speaking at the festival that she had reservations, but her partner ‘surprised her at every turn’, reports Deadline.
Time to shine: Also in attendance was Alba Rohrwacher who also stars in The Lost Daughter
Festival fever: Alba was seen posing for photographs sporting a black face covering
Photo ready: Ditching the mask, the actress looked stylish in a smart black pinafore dress, white shirt and boots
Gang’s all here: Olivia, Maggie, Dakota, Peter and Alba represented the movie’s stellar cast
New move: Maggie spoke of moving from acting into directing and revealed she was inspired to make the move while playing a porn director named Candy in TV series The Deuce
Candid: The actress turned filmmaker claimed that she saw directing as a ‘better’ job
Maggie revealed: ‘To be completely honest, there was a moment when I thought maybe it’s not such a great idea to have Peter play the object of desire with an exquisite, gorgeous, intelligent young actress.
‘I felt that way for around six weeks. Then something exploded in my mind and I thought, “you’re so bourgeois”. I’ve been with Peter since I was 23 and I know he loves me and I thought, “there isn’t anyone who could play that part like he could”. Peter did exactly what I thought he would do. He surprised me at every turn.’
She also spoke of moving from acting into directing and revealed she was inspired to make the move while playing a porn director named Candy in TV series The Deuce.
Meanwhile, prior to the star-studded photocall in Venice, Dakota, was seen showing off her unique fashion credentials as she channeled the ’70s while heading out in the Italian city.
Movie magic: Dakota showed off her unique fashion credentials as she wore quirky orange 70s-style sunglasses as she arrived at the Hotel Excelsior ahead of the premiere
Star power: The actress was spotted heading into the Hotel Excelsior in the Italian city
She stepped out sporting a pair of quirky orange-tinted shades and a silky black jacket with silver detailing, as she arrived at the Hotel Excelsior ahead of the The Lost Daughter’s festival premiere.
The hotel is famed for hosting the Venice Film Festival since 1932.
The event takes place in Venice ahead of the city’s film festival which is due to run from 1 September until 11 September.
Venice Film Festival is considered one of the three biggest festivals in the film world, alongside Berlin and Cannes and annually draws in the biggest names in Hollywood and across the globe.
While major events across the world were forced to cancel due to the coronavirus pandemic, Venice Film Festival still went ahead with its 77th festival in 2020 albeit with a ‘restrained format’.
Star quality: Filmmaker Maggie showed off her chic but casual style in a black sunhat as she arrived in Venice on Tuesday ahead of her the premiere of her directional debut
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