Mary Shelly Movie Elle Fanning

Sneak Peek Of ‘Mary Shelley’ And The Birth Of Frankenstein

This is not a horror film but a film about one of the genre’s favorite characters and it’s creator. A twisted gothic love story.

We know the name because we have loved the character she created and the stories that have sprung from him. Now comes a movie hoping to give insight to the creation of that character and the troubled life that lead her to it’s creation. IFC Films has released the trailer for Mary Shelly starring Elle Fanning.

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.

Opening in theaters May 25th and VOD June 1st