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Dakota Fanning Plays a Woman on the Autism Spectrum in 'Please Stand By'


Hollywood is adding a female face to its cinematic portrayals of life on the autism spectrum with its new movie “Please Stand By.” The film stars Dakota Fanning as Wendy, an autistic woman living in a group home who runs away to enter a “Star Trek” writing competition.

Wendy watches “Star Trek” every night before bed after she gets home from work at Cinnabon. The movie centers on her journey to Los Angeles with her small dog.

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The movie also stars Toni Collette, Alice Eve, Jessica Rothe and Patton Oswalt, and will be released in theaters Jan. 26 as well as on-demand, Amazon Video and iTunes.

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