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Elle Fanning Is "Mary Shelley"

The goth, romantic feature "Mary Shelley" (Elle Fanning), directed by Haifaa al-Mansour, focuses on the young writer who fell in love with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, inspiring her to write the novel "Frankenstein", opening July 6, 2018:

"...'Mary' (Fanning) is a wayward teen spending more time reading scary literature than helping out with chores back at home. She clashes with stepmother 'Mary Jane' (Froggatt) but shares a warm relationship with stepsister 'Claire' (Powley) and father 'William Godwin' (Stephen Dillane), a renowned political philosopher and novelist.

"She also shares a strident streak with her late mother, the forward-thinking feminist 'Mary Wollstonecraft'.

"When Mary encounters handsome and rebellious poet 'Percy Shelley' (Douglas Booth), her life takes a dramatic turn that takes her across Europe...

"...encountering love, betrayal, tragedy and ultimately inspiration to write the classic horror novel "Frankenstein" aka "The Modern Prometheus"...

"...inspired by the Jewish folklore legend 'The Golem'...

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Final call for Screen Stars of Tomorrow 2018 submissions

Final call for Screen Stars of Tomorrow 2018 submissions
Previous Stars of Tomorrow include Benedict Cumberbatch, Felicity Jones and John Boyega.

The deadline for the 2018 edition of Screen’s Stars of Tomorrow - which highlights emerging actors, writers, directors and producers - has been extended until 9am (BST) Monday 4 June.

Any submissions or industry recommendations should be emailed to screenstarsoftomorrow@gmail.com. It is permitted to submit on your own behalf.

Candidates for inclusion in Screen International Stars of Tomorrow should be professional and with a track record, albeit brief, in the film business. They should be UK or Republic of Ireland nationals, and, as this is a young talent portfolio,
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Exclusive: Elle Fanning Takes No Prisoners in This Fierce Mary Shelley Clip

Exclusive: Elle Fanning Takes No Prisoners in This Fierce Mary Shelley Clip
There are quite a few exciting movies coming out this Summer, and you better make sure Mary Shelley is on your list. The Haifaa al-Mansour-directed biopic follows aspiring novelist Mary Shelley (Elle Fanning) as she navigates both her tempestuous relationship with renowned poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth) and her own path toward writing one of literature's most esteemed Gothic novels: Frankenstein. In the exclusive clip above, 18-year-old Mary discovers what little value is placed on female authors, and her passionate reaction will stick with you.

Mary Shelley premieres on May 25.
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'Mary Shelley': 4 Characters From the Film and Their Real-Life Counterparts

'Mary Shelley': 4 Characters From the Film and Their Real-Life Counterparts
Mary Shelley, directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, shows the eponymous young author (Elle Fanning) falling in love with married Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth) and beginning a tumultuous life of travel, infidelity and loss.

By the time she pens the original concept for Frankenstein (at the Genevan home of Lord Byron, played by Tom Sturridge), Mary Shelley (born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin) is only 18 years old, but with a life overflowing with pain. Find more historical information about the tragic author and portraits of Shelley herself here.

Tasked with playing two of Shelley's Gothic-era contemporaries are Bel Powley (as Shelley’s half-sister ...
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2018 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Haifaa al-Mansour and Douglas Booth Talk Mary Shelley (Exclusive)

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2018 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Haifaa al-Mansour and Douglas Booth Talk Mary Shelley (Exclusive)
Inspiration to highlight an important life message can often arise from the seemingly most surprising places. Director Haifaa al-Mansour, who’s the first female filmmaker from Saudi Arabia, quickly and naturally connected with ‘Frankenstein’ creator, Mary Shelley, despite them coming from completely different eras. But both women strived to do whatever it took to find and […]

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‘Mary Shelley’ Film Review: Elle Fanning, and the Author She Plays, Deserve a Better Movie

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‘Mary Shelley’ Film Review: Elle Fanning, and the Author She Plays, Deserve a Better Movie
There aren’t many authors who can claim to have had as meaningful and lasting an impact as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, whose masterpiece “Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus” made an indelible effect on the culture that persists and permeates through the present day. What’s more, the real life of Shelley is a fascinating tapestry of challenged social mores, which parallel the themes of her work in dramatically intriguing ways.

So you’d think a movie based on the life of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley would be very, very interesting. But in the case of Haifaa al-Mansour’s “Mary Shelley,” you would be very, very wrong. The film is handsomely produced but as dramatically inert as a high school oral book report, giving audiences the gist of the “Frankenstein” author’s story but never, ironically, bringing her to life.

“Mary Shelley” begins in the author’s late teens, where Mary (Elle Fanning) lives with her father,
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Interview: Director Haifaa al-Mansour & Actor Douglas Booth on "Mary Shelley"

by Murtada Elfadl

Douglas Booth and Elle Fanning as the Shelleys in "Mary Shelley"

The new biopic Mary Shelley is about the famous writer, played by Elle Faning, while she’s in the throes of writing the Gothic magnum opus Frankenstein, at only 18 years of age. The film tells the story of the events that led her there. Those include her tempestuous relationships with renowned romantic poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth) who would become her husband, and with her half-sister Claire (Bel Powley). The film takes us to the trio’s fateful stay at Lord Byron's (Tom Sturridge) house at Lake Geneva, where the idea of Frankenstein was conceived.

This is Haifaa al-Mansour’s second directorial project after the 2013 festival hit Wadjda. Wadjda was the first feature shot entirely inside Saudi Arabia, and the first ever directed by a Saudi woman, making al-Mansour a true trailblazer. It''s not surprising then
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Exclusive: Elle Fanning Takes No Prisoners in This Fierce Mary Shelley Clip

There are quite a few exciting movies coming out this Summer, and you better make sure Mary Shelley is on your list. The Haifaa al-Mansour-directed biopic follows aspiring novelist Mary Shelley (Elle Fanning) as she navigates both her tempestuous relationship with renowned poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth) and her own path toward writing one of literature's most esteemed Gothic novels: Frankenstein. In the exclusive clip above, 18-year-old Mary discovers what little value is placed on female authors, and her passionate reaction will stick with you.

Mary Shelley premieres on May 25.
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Mary Shelley Original Motion Picture Soundtrack By Amelia Warner Drops May 25

Universal Music Classics/Decca Gold announced today, the release of the score to the highly anticipated biopic from IFC Films, Mary Shelley, which features original music by composer Amelia Warner (Mum’s List). Mary Shelley will be released digitally on May 25th – the same date the film premieres in theaters in the Us.

In describing the composition process, Amelia emphasized the ghostly themes of the film by utilizing vocalists and orchestral rhythms to assist in telling this illuminating tale.

“We used a lot of synths layered with the orchestra. The real strings layered with electric synths created a strangeness and modernity that I think works well with Mary’s character. We found some amazing musicians and two incredible singers who are a huge part of the score. We used a soprano and a counter tenor and had them sing in a very expressive way. For example, when things start to
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Haifaa Al-Mansour’s ‘The Perfect Candidate’ Is First Pic Backed by Saudi Film Council

Haifaa Al-Mansour’s ‘The Perfect Candidate’ Is First Pic Backed by Saudi Film Council
Saudi Arabian director Haifaa Al-Mansour’s “The Perfect Candidate,” a comedic drama about a young female physician who maneuvers through her conservative, male-dominated society to run in municipal elections, will be the first film supported by the Arab kingdom’s new national film organization, the Saudi Film Council.

“Candidate” will be produced by the director’s own Al Mansour Productions in Saudi Arabia and by Gerhard Meixner and Roman Paul’s Berlin-based Razor Film Produktion. They have described the film as a somewhat ironic look at the new developments in Saudi Arabia caused by women being allowed to contest local elections.

The film’s Saudi protagonist is frustrated after being turned back at the airport because her travel permission from her male guardian isn’t up to date. She then embarks on an absurd campaign that juggles strict social norms, gender segregation and the influence of her eccentric family, according to the film’s synopsis,
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‘Mary Shelley’ Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour

‘Mary Shelley’ Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour
Review by Peter Belsito

A teenage woman is trapped by the restrictions of her position in a male dominated society. The torrid true-life tale of how a passionate love affair fueled the creation of trailblazing writer Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterwork, Frankenstein.

Elle Fanning stars as Mary Shelley.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797–1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818).

Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin. The film passes through the following — mostly traumatic episodes — of her busy, short life.

Elle Fanning is superb. It focuses on the relationship with Shelley and the visit to the peculiar home of Lord Byron.

Her life is worth knowing a bit. After her mother’s death — the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft — less than a month after her daughter Mary was born, Mary was raised by Godwin,
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Watch the Backstory Behind the Classic Frankenstein Novel Come to Life in the Official Trailer for Mary Shelley

"Her greatest love inspired her darkest creation." Witness the heartbreaking origin of one of the most classic horror stories ever put to paper in the official trailer for Mary Shelley, starring Elle Fanning as the ambitious, unrelenting author of Frankenstein.

Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, Mary Shelley stars Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Bel Powley, Douglas Booth, Joanne Froggatt, and Stephen Dillane.

"She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley—and the creation of her immortal monster—is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. Raised by a renowned philosopher father (Stephen Dillane) in 18th-century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth). So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy that
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Trailer Watch: Elle Fanning Finds Her Voice in Haifaa Al-Mansour’s “Mary Shelley”

Mary Shelley”: IFC

“I have a fire in my soul. And I will no longer allow you or anyone else to contain it,” says Elle Fanning in a new trailer for “Mary Shelley.” The “20th Century Women” star plays the film’s titular character, a rebellious teen who pens one of the most iconic novels ever written.

Written and directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour (“Wadjda”), the biopic sees Mary being courted by controversial poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth), who eventually becomes her husband. Their unconventional romance isn’t the focus of the film — it’s just one of the events leading up to Mary writing “Frankenstein.”

Told that women aren’t “intelligent enough to form ideas of [their] own,” Mary sets out to prove her detractors wrong. After receiving a prompt to write a ghost story, she produces a tale about an egotistical scientist who creates life. When a man suggests
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Mary Shelley (2018) Movie Trailer: Elle Fanning is the Creator of Frankenstein & His Monster

Mary Shelley Trailer

Haifaa Al-Mansour‘s Mary Shelley (2018) movie trailer stars Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Douglas Booth, Stephen Dillane, and Bel Powley. Mary Shelley‘s plot synopsis: “She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley—and the creation of her immortal monster—is nearly as fantastical [...]

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Mary Shelley Trailer: Elle Fanning Is the Creator of Frankenstein

Mary Shelley Trailer: Elle Fanning Is the Creator of Frankenstein
The first trailer for Mary Shelley has arrived. Frankenstein is one of the most important books ever written, especially for those who are fans of anything monster related. While the mad scientist and his horrific creation have been brought to the screen many times before, this new movie tells the tale of the author and how she became inspired to write Frankenstein.

Appropriately, this trailer for Mary Shelley has arrived on Friday the 13th, a day generally associated with creepy things. The movie takes a look at the torrid real tale of how a passionate and risque love affair fueled the creation of the trailblazing writers' gothic masterwork. The trailer itself has a very gothic look to it. Sort of like a toned-down Tim Burton movie, which seems fitting, given that this takes place in the 1800s and leads us to the creation of Frankenstein. Elle Fanning (20th Century Women) stars as the titular author.
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‘Mary Shelley’ Trailer Shows the Origin of Frankenstein

The story of the woman behind the monster is finally being told in IFC FilmsMary Shelley. IFC has released the official trailer for the film which stars Elle Fanning as Mary Shelley. The trailer shows the origin of where the idea of Frankenstein came from and what Shelley went through to get the iconic story told. Watch the trailer below.

She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley—and the creation of her immortal monster—is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. Raised by a renowned philosopher father (Stephen Dillane) in 18th-century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth). So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy
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It’s Friday The 13th – Watch The Trailer For Mary Shelly, Author Of Frankenstein, Starring Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams And Bel Powley

Mary Shelley tells the story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) – author of one of the world’s most famous Gothic novels ‘Frankenstein’ – and her fiery, tempestuous relationship with renowned romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (Douglas Booth.) The pair are two outsiders constrained by polite society but bound together by a natural chemistry and progressive ideas that are beyond the boundaries of their age and time. Mary and Percy declare their love for each other and much to her family’s horror they run away together, joined by Mary’s half-sister Claire (Bel Powley.)

In the midst of growing tension within their relationship during their stay at Lord Byron’s (Tom Sturridge) house at Lake Geneva, the idea of Frankenstein is conceived when a challenge is put to all houseguests to write a ghost story. An incredible character is created, which will loom large in popular culture for centuries to come,
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‘Mary Shelley’ Trailer: Elle Fanning Is a Tortured Genius in Haifaa Al-Mansour’s Sweeping Romantic Drama

‘Mary Shelley’ Trailer: Elle Fanning Is a Tortured Genius in Haifaa Al-Mansour’s Sweeping Romantic Drama
Frankenstein” author Mary Shelley’s life was one filled with extremes, from the early death of her beloved mother to a free-wheeling childhood and education care of her political philosopher dad, to her life-changing romance with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley that partially took place on her mother’s grave and her complicated and complex relationship with just about everyone in her life. She was a political radical and an outspoken advocate for social change during a time when that wasn’t exaclt the sort of thing “nice young ladies did.” Oh, and she also wrote “Frankenstein.”

Shelley still cuts a wild figure in the history of literary masterworks and progressive politics, so it’s no surprise she’s inspired scores of on-screen portrayals, though few look to be as compelling as Haifaa Al-Mansour’s upcoming “Mary Shelley.” The new biopic mostly focuses on her teenage years, when the then-Mary Wollstonecraft
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Elle Fanning is the woman behind Frankenstein in trailer for Mary Shelley

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We all know the name Mary Shelley, the woman who created a literary classic in Frankenstein but how much do we know about the woman herself? Thanks to the IFC, who has released a new trailer, we are about to find.

Mary Shelley is directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, the film stars Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Joanne Froggatt, Maisie Williams, Tom Sturridge, Stephen Dillane, and Ben Hardy.

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The film is released May 25th.

Mary Shelley Official Synopsis

Raised by a renowned philosopher father (Stephen Dillane) in 18th-century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth).

So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy that will transform Mary
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Trailer for Mary Shelley starring Elle Fanning, Maise Williams, Bel Powley and Douglas Booth

IFC Films has released a trailer for the upcoming biographical drama Mary Shelley, which stars Elle Fanning in the titular role as the iconic Frankenstein author alongside Maisie Williams, Bel Powley, Douglas Booth, Joanne Froggatt, and Stephen Dillane; watch it here…

She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley—and the creation of her immortal monster—is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. Raised by a renowned philosopher father (Stephen Dillane) in 18th-century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth). So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy that will transform Mary and fuel the writing of her Gothic masterwork. Imbued with the imaginative spirit of its heroine,
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