Mary Shelley is poised to become the most popular biopic subject in Hollywood, which is more than a little surprising given that she hasn't published a new work in quite some time (she died in 1851). On the heels of the news that Elle Fanning would be playing Shelley in A Storm in the Stars, Variety has confirmed that Coky Giedroyc will be directing Mary Shelley's Monster. And who shall take on Fanning in the Battle of the Shelley's but Game of Thrones' own Sansa Stark, Miss Sophie Turner!
While A Storm in the Stars plans to embrace its period-film roots, Mary Shelley's Monster is going an entirely different route. According to the film's producer, Rose Ganguzza:
“Our film is not a period drama. It is a story of youth that transcends time, a gothic romance, a love triangle that involves a dark passenger and we are tremendously excited to have such an exciting cast onboard this wonderful project.”
Actor Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Great Expectations) will star alongside Turner as Percy Shelley, as will American Horror Story's Taissa Farmiga as Mary Shelley's sister, Claire Clairmont. This gothic love story with a teenage twist has no set start date yet, but we will keep you up to date on any news!