67° Festival del Cinema di Berlino (9-19 febbraio) - Berlin First Look: Elle Fanning Portrays Gothic Literary Icon 'Mary Shelley' (Exclusive). The drama from Haifaa Al-Mansour is being shopped to buyers in Berlin by HanWay
- Elle Fanning is searching for gothic literary inspiration in The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive first-look image from Mary Shelley. The actress stars as the famed titular Frankenstein author in the drama, which was previously entitled A Storm in the Stars. It is being directed by Saudi filmmaker Haifaa al-Mansour, who rose to fame with her debut feature Wadjda.
Mary Shelley tells the story of the author's early relationship with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, and also stars Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Maisie Williams, Joanne Froggatt and Tom Sturridge. HanWay Films is handling international sales and distribution and is jointly representing U.S. rights with UTA. The company is screening new footage to buyers in Berlin.