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First-look image of Elle Fanning as Mary Shelley

17 February 2017 8:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has unveiled a first look image from  the upcoming romantic biographical drama Mary Shelley featuring Elle Fanning (The Neon Demon) as the iconic author of the gothic horror classic Frankenstein.

Mary Shelley is directed by Haifaa al-Mansour and tells the story of a young Mary Shelley’s love affair with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, played by Douglas Booth. Also featuring in the cast are Bel Powley, Ben Hardy, Tom Sturridge, Maisie Williams, Stephen Dillane, and Joanne Froggatt. »

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First Image From Mary Shelley Sees Elle Fanning In Title Role

11 February 2017 6:34 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We’ve been hearing about this project since 2014, when it was titled A Storm In The Stars – but now we finally have the first image from the newly monikered Mary Shelley, with Elle Fanning in the title role, as it’s packaged for sale at the Berlin Film Festival. The gothic biographical drama looks set to unspool the early years of one of Britain’s most famous authors, in a surprisingly timely story of philosophy, feminism, and tragedy.

Directed by Saudi Arabia’s first female film director, Haifaa al-Mansour, Mary Shelley casts Elle Fanning as the young author – before she found fame by penning Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus, in 1818. Shelley’s life was one filled with tragedy – such that it should make any cinematic telling of the tale riveting and moving. She was the daughter of the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, who died while her daughter was »

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Berlinale: Elle Fanning Takes Lead in Max Minghella’s ‘Teen Spirit’

10 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Elle Fanning is set to star in “Teen Spirit,” the directorial debut of actor Max Minghella, it was announced Friday. Fanning will play a shy teenager, living in a small European town, who dreams of pop stardom as a means of escaping her dismal surroundings and shattered family life. Minghella also wrote the screenplay.

The film, which was first announced at the end of January, is being introduced to buyers by international sales agent Mister Smith Ent. at the European Film Market during the Berlin Film Festival. CAA is arranging financing for the film and will represent North American distribution rights.

“It’s an absolute thrill to be collaborating with Elle on this project. Along with an extraordinary singing voice, she brings an emotional complexity to this character which is invaluable,” said Minghella.

Fanning, currently on screen in Mike Mills’ “20th Century Women” and Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night, »

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First look image of Elle Fanning as Mary Shelley emerges

10 February 2017 6:13 AM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

The first look at Elle Fanning as English novelist, Mary Shelley, who is best known for the Gothic novel Frankenstein, has emerged via The Hollywood Reporter. The drama is currently under offer to buyers from Hanway at the Berlin Film Festival, Berlinale.

At the tender age of just 18 (19 come April), Elle Fanning has just been seen in an appearance in the sinister yet beautiful trailer for the upcoming The Beguiled alongside Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell. She eems to have surpassed her elder sister, Dakota Fanning, through numerous projects which have not only gained critical acclaim (read our review of The Neon Demon here) but has many flocking to have her lead their pictures. Most recently we have seen her in Live by Night alongside Ben Affleck and just last week saw the release of 20th Century Women.

In the image Elle Fanning is lost deep in »

- Zehra Phelan

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Elle Fanning Becomes ‘Mary Shelley’ in First Images from ‘Frankenstein’ Author Biopic

10 February 2017 5:46 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After a major last year with 20th Century Women and The Neon Demon, Elle Fanning‘s streak looks to continue into 2017. This week we got the fantastic first trailer for The Beguiled and she’s also leading How to Talk to Girls at Parties, but that’s not all. The actress is portraying the legendary author Mary Shelley in a new drama and the first look has arrived.

Aptly titled Mary Shelley (previously going by A Storm in the Stars), the biopic about the Frankenstein author comes from director Haifaa al-Mansour, who made a strong impression with her debut Wadjda just a few years back. Also starring Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Maisie Williams, Joanne Froggatt and Tom Sturridge, the film depicts the early years of the author as she begins a relationship with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.

With footage screening at Berlinale for buyers, hopefully this gets picked up soon. »

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Berlin First Look: Elle Fanning Portrays Gothic Literary Icon 'Mary Shelley' (Exclusive)

8 February 2017 9:45 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Elle Fanning is searching for gothic literary inspiration in The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive first-look image from Mary Shelley.

The actress stars as the famed titular Frankenstein author in the drama, which was previously entitled A Storm in the Stars. It is being directed by Saudi filmmaker Haifaa al-Mansour, who rose to fame with her debut feature Wadjda. 

Mary Shelley tells the story of the author's early relationship with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, and also stars Douglas Booth, Bel PowleyMaisie Williams, Joanne Froggatt and Tom Sturridge.

HanWay Films is handling international sales and distribution and is jointly representing U.S. rights with »

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Screenwriter Emma Jensen brings Mary Shelley to life in 'A Storm in the Stars'

2 February 2017 3:41 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Emma Jensen.

Brisbane native Emma Jensen talks to Harry Windsor about her career as a writer and the path to her first feature, 'A Storm in the Stars', starring Elle Fanning and Douglas Booth and set for release this year.

How did you get into writing?

My background is in script development. I started as a producer.s assistant in London 17 years ago at Film4. I was their second assistant. I went to Queensland College of Art and studied film and television, and then graduated and thought — now what do I do? So I spent a few years in illustrious careers like Sizzler and working in a bank and I got to the point where I thought, maybe I should do that backpacking thing. I signed up with a temp agency and they asked if I wanted to do half a day at Film4, and I was like, »

- Harry Windsor

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