all the bright places trailer

After years of playing precocious teens and stony-faced ingenues in stylish arthouse dramas, Elle Fanning will finally get to relax and just play an ordinary teen. Granted, a grieving teen who begins a tumultuous romance with Justice Smith’s angsty boy, but an ordinary grieving teen, at least. Fanning has had an interesting and envelope-pushing early careers, but it’s prevented her from starring in a cheesy romantic drama or a sentimental weepy. Now, she gets to kill two birds with one stone in Netflix’s teen drama¬†All the Bright Places. Watch the¬†All the Bright Places trailer below.

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Elle Fanning Mary Shelley

While her peers are signing on for sci-fi tales, Elle Fanning is preparing to play the person who invented sci-fi tales. The Maleficent actress is set to portray Frankenstein author Mary Shelley in A Storm in the Stars, a romantic drama from Haifaa Al-Mansour (Wadjda).

Meanwhile, Fanning is also jumping aboard the YA weepie bandwagon with All the Bright Places, based on the upcoming novel by Jennifer Niven. Get more details on both projects after the jump.

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