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First Trailer Unveils Elle Fanning As Frankenstein Author MARY SHELLEY

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First trailer for director Haifaa Al-Mansour's literary biopic.

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Haifaa Al-Mansour made history by defying cultural misogyny in becoming the first Saudi woman to direct a movie with 2012's Wadjda, which saw her have to hide in the back of a van and direct over walkie talkie for fear of arrest.

Who better then to tell the story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin - later to become Mary Shelley following her marriage to poet Percy Shelley - who became one of the most famous female authors by penning the classic tale 'Frankenstein'.

Al-Mansour's biopic stars Elle Fanning as Mary and Douglas Booth as Percy, with Bel Powley, Maisie WilliamsStephen Dillane and Tom Sturridge also starring.

Mary Shelley is in UK cinemas July 6th.

The official synopsis reads:

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.