Elle Fanning has been cast as Mary Shelley in A Storm in the Stars. This movie is an indie production which is smaller than Fanning's recent films like Maleficent and Super 8. A Storm in the Stars is based on the author Mary Shelley's life before and after writing Frankenstein. Shelley was in many ways a woman ahead of her time and helped invent the science fiction genre.
Producer Amy Baer said of Fanning:
"Elle is amazingly smart and talented and very much relates to Mary as a young woman," said Baer. "She is going to do something extraordinary in this role that will transition her from a compelling young adult to a formidable leading lady."
Fanning is great casting and I'm excited to see her performance as Shelley.