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Dakota Fanning Is Now a Brunette! Love It or Better Blonde? (PHOTO)

Now that it’s fall, it’s time for a trend reversal — instead of going for a short blonde "Miley," some stars are heading to the dark side.

One star trying some darker hair is 18-year-old actress and New York University student Dakota Fanning — whose look debuted in this Instagram photo, shared with “Well look who turned into a brunette!”

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She may have gone darker just for kicks, but it's possible it's for a film role. Back in August, Dakota and Jesse Eisenberg were reportedly in talks to star in a new thriller called Night Moves, which was supposed to start filming right about now. Dakota was reportedly taking a role previously offered to Rooney Mara. Rooney is a brunette (not always black like Girl With a Dragon Tattoo, but not blonde either), so it's possible Dakota went dark for the part. That's just a guess, though.

Either way, she looks good! But do you think she looks better as a blonde? At least now people will definitely be able to tell her apart from her younger sister, Elle Fanning!

Sources: Instagram, People, Belfast Telegraph

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10.17.2012 / 04:25 PM EDT by Gina Carbone
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