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Elle Fanning To Play Author Mary Shelley

By Garth Franklin Wednesday July 30th 2014 06:37PM
Elle Fanning To Play Author Mary Shelley

Elle Fanning ("Maleficent") has come aboard to star as Mary Shelley in the period drama "A Storm in the Stars" from acclaimed female Saudi Arabian filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour ("Wadjda").

Emma Jensen penned the story of the passionate love affair between charismatic poet Percy Shelley and the well-educated 17-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft (Fanning).

A year later, after they were married, she would pen one of history's most famed literary works, "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus".

Financing is being secured ahead of a planned 2015 film shoot.

Source: THR

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