Meet Elle Fanning’s Mary Shelley in a new trailer
IFC Films has released the trailer and poster for their upcoming film focusing on Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin or, as we known her, Mary Shelley – the author of Frankenstein. Make sure you check it out in the player 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 that will transform Mary and fuel the writing of her Gothic masterwork. Imbued with the imaginative spirit of its heroine, Mary Shelley brings to life the world of a trailblazing woman who defied convention and channeled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages
The film stars Elle Fanning in the titular role. She is joined by Douglas Booth, Stephen Dillane, Maisie Williams, Bel Powley, and Joanne Froggat.
Mary Shelley is directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour (Wadjda). Al-Mansour co-wrote the script for the film with Emma Jensen. The film is produced by Amy Baer, Alan Moloney, and Ruth Coady
Mary Shelley will be released in theaters on May 25, 2018. Make sure you check the player and gallery below and let us know your thoughts.