Haifaa Al-Mansour, director of the critically acclaimed Wadjda, is set to direct a Mary Shelley biopic entitled A Storm in the Stars—and it will star Elle Fanning as Shelley. The film, written by Emma Jensen, explores the "problematic romance" between English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary (nee Wollstonecraft Godwin).

Via The Dissolve:

The project's producer Amy Baer has described the film as overtly feminist, which makes both Al Mansour and Fanning good fits with the material. Originally, the plan was to begin shooting later this year, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie still needs financing. Hiring Fanning should help with that process, clearing the way for a shoot sometime in 2015.

How exciting!

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