Kirsten Dunst has been laying relatively low for the past couple of years but her time out of the spotlight hasn't stopped the actress from having one of the most successful careers in Hollywood, raking up 71 film credits to her name - the first of which she earned at the age of one. 

However, after taking a break from filming to focus on other projects and her own well-being, the 33-year-old star is ready to make her movie comeback, but in ways you wouldn't expect. 

Stepping behind the camera, the Virgin Suicides leading lady is following in Angelina Jolie's footsteps and turning her hand to directing, and while this isn't her initial foray in the director's chair, this will be the first feature film that'll follow her direction. And while it goes without saying that Kirsten is incredibly excited about her next career move, for the time being she's remaining very tight-lipped about the project.

Speaking to US website PageSix, Kirsten was somewhat enigmatic about the film, saying: 'I might be doing that next year. We're in the rewrite phase of the script and we have an actress. It's almost all together, but I can't fully talk about it yet.'

So, what did we get from that?

  • It's likely the film will be centred around a female role, which should suit Kirsten down to a tee.
  • Filming looks likely to kick off next year, but we're hedging our bets that it won't begin until the second half of 2016
  • That Kirsten is totally uncrackable, obvs. 

Having spent most of her recent career working on small, independent films, you will have a chance to see Kirsten flex her acting muscles before her directorial project gets underway in the upcoming Midnight Special, alongside Joel Edgerton and Adam Driver, before appearing in Laura and Kate Mulleavy's debut film Woodshock next year. 

While we can't wait to see what Kirsten's career change will bring, there's no denying that's had one helluva on-screen movie career. Here are just some of our fav films that she's worked on since she started acting back in 1983... 

Interview with the Vampire, 1994

Little Women, 1994

Jumanji, 1995

The Virgin Suicides, 1999

Bring It On, 2000

Spider-Man, 2002

Mona Lisa Smile, 2003

Marie Antoinette, 2006

Excuse us while we cancel tonight's plans - we've got a movie marathon on our hands...