Best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein, a creature who has graced many a film over the years.
This first-look at Wadjda director Haifaa Al-Mansour’s ‘Mary Shelley’ promises to uncover the true story of the woman behind this particular creation, with The Neon Demon actress Elle Fanning in the lead role.
Also starring Early Man’s Maisie Williams and Loving Vincent’s Douglas Booth. The film is set for a July 6th release in the UK.
‘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.’