Aug, 2 Posted by Shauna

Elle Fanning has been cast as Frankenstein author Mary Shelley in ‘A Storm in the Stars’, the romantic drama will be directed by Haifaa al-Mansour, the first female director out of Saudi Arabia, with Amy Baer producing via her Gidden Media banner.

The film summary

‘A Storm in the Stars’ tells the story of Percy Shelley’s passionate love affair with Mary Wollstonecraft, who would later write her famous novel Frankenstein as Mary Shelley.

Quotes from Amy Baer about Elle:

“Elle is amazingly smart and talented and very much relates to Mary as a young woman.”

“She is going to do something extraordinary in this role that will transition her from a compelling young adult to a formidable leading lady.”

Production Note

Reports say, if the film secures the finances it will begin production in 2015.