Two orphans with a dream give it their all in the latest trailer for The Weinstein Company’s upcoming animated film Leap!
Directed by Éric Summer and Éric Warin and written by Carol Noble, Eric Summer and Laurent Zeitoun, Leap! follows 11-year-old orphan Félicie (Elle Fanning), who dreams of becoming a dancer in Paris, and her best friend Victor (Nat Wolff), an imaginative, but exhausting boy with a passion for creating has a dream of his own, to become a famous inventor.
Life’s greatest adventure begins with a single leap, and the two friends leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But – there’s a catch, Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy family in order to gain admittance to the prestigious and competitive Opera Ballet School in Paris. The animated flick also co-stars Maddie Ziegler, Mel Brooks and Carly Rae Jepson.
IN IMDB YEARS, ELLE FANNING SHOULD BE APPROACHING her mid forties. She’s taken on 55different roles (with a further seven films coming) since her first acting gig, aged two, in I Am Sam, alongside her older sister, actress Dakota. Of course, in reality, 18-year-old Elle’s long résumé has created a teen with a depth of experience and wisdom.
As Harper Lee wrote, ‘You never really understand a person… until you climb into [her] skin and walk around in it.’ And through her work, Elle has done just that. She played a transgender boy in About Ray, a Disney princess in Maleficent, a politically awakened teen in Trumbo, a lonesome 11 year old in Somewhere, a narcissistic supermodel in The Neon Demon, and a young feminist in this month’s 20th Century Women.
‘When you get these parts, the women become a part of you,’ she tells me over breakfast in her home city of Los Angeles. ‘I was acting while growing up myself, so I’d feel older after each character.’ Who better then to solve some of our life dilemmas?
We asked readers to submit their questions, and it turns out that Elle was born to be an agony aunt. ‘Friends come to me for advice,’ she says. ‘I say it how it is. They know I’ll be honest with them. There’s none of that post-truth stuff with me.’
Elle is, perhaps, the teenager we all wish we’d been: she’s kind (even to grumpy waiters) and looks entirely together at 8.30am in a black cashmere polo, midi skirt and Dr. Martens. She’s the epitome of cool and has Solange’s number in her mobile to prove it – the pair recently met, by chance, in a cafe in New Orleans, and Knowles insisted they hang. But it’s Elle’s spirit that’s most enviable. She throws herself into everything she does with assurance, drive and unadulterated joy, even when that’s plunging into a pool, mid-winter, for our cover shoot.
She’s recently back from six weeks shooting Sofia Coppola’s Civil War remake of The Beguiled in New Orleans alongside Nicole Kidman, with some life advice of her own: ‘Nicole told me, “Find your tribe, and they’ll always be behind you.” I like that.’ So lie back on the couch, Dear Reader, and take heed of Elle’s wisdom.
The Gaby Dellal-helmed film, which also stars Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon, has sat in limbo since September 2015.
Nearly 18 months after abruptly pulling Three Generations from its release schedule, The Weinstein Co. has put the Elle Fanning-led transgender drama back on the calendar.
TWC will release the Gaby Dellal-helmed film, which also stars Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon, on May 19, where it will open against such wide releases as Alien: Covenant, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and Everything, Everything.
In September 2015, TWC pulled the film, then titled About Ray, from its schedule just days before it was set to open in select theaters. The move raised eyebrows given that the company had aggressively pursued the film and bought it for $6 million at the Cannes market in May 2015.
About Ray was scheduled to begin rolling out Sept. 18, 2015, following its bow at the Toronto Film Festival, but Harvey Weinstein’s company decided to shift course. At the time, TWC sources said the film would be bumped to later that year for an Oscar-qualifying run. But that never materialized, leaving the film in limbo.
About Ray centers on a New York teenager (Fanning) who decides to transition from female to male, and how she copes with the reaction of her mother (Watts) and gay grandmother (Sarandon).
Big Beach’s Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf produced alongside Dorothy Berwin and Watts.
CAA and ICM repped the Cannes sale and have been working to get the film its contractually obligated theatrical release over the past year and a half. [Source]
Elle Fanning is set to star in “Teen Spirit,” the directorial debut of actor Max Minghella, it was announced Friday. Fanning will play a shy teenager, living in a small European town, who dreams of pop stardom as a means of escaping her dismal surroundings and shattered family life. Minghella also wrote the screenplay.
The film, which was first announced at the end of January, is being introduced to buyers by international sales agent Mister Smith Ent. at the European Film Market during the Berlin Film Festival. CAA is arranging financing for the film and will represent North American distribution rights.
“It’s an absolute thrill to be collaborating with Elle on this project. Along with an extraordinary singing voice, she brings an emotional complexity to this character which is invaluable,” said Minghella.
Fanning, currently on screen in Mike Mills’ “20th Century Women” and Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night,” recently finished shooting Sofia Coppola’s remake of “The Beguiled.” She most recently starred alongside Logan Lerman in Shawn Christensen’s “Sidney Hall,” which saw its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last month.
Other upcoming films include John Cameron Mitchell’s “How to Talk to Girls at Parties,” alongside “Beguiled” co-star Nicole Kidman, and the title role in Haifaa Al-Mansour’s “Mary Shelley,” opposite Douglas Booth. She is currently shooting crime thriller “Galveston,” directed by French actress-turned-director Melanie Laurent.
Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones serve as producers on the film with Jamie Bell, who developed the screenplay with Minghella, acting as executive producer. It is a co-production of Interscope Records, Automatik, and Blank Tape. [Source]
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Elle Fanning attends Harper’s BAZAAR celebration of the 150 Most Fashionable Women presented by TUMI in partnership with American Express, La Perla and Hearts On Fire at Sunset Tower Hotel on January 27, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. I have added some photos to the gallery. Please, credit this site if you take the pics.
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— “Sidney Hall” Party At The Acura Studio At Sundance Film Festival 2017 – 2017 Park City
— “Sidney Hall” Premiere – 2017 Sundance Film Festival
— Lunch Celebrating Films Powered By Women During Sundance – 2017 Park City
— Variety Studio at Sundance Presented by Orville Redenbacher’s, Day 4
— The IMDb Studio At The 2017 Sundance Film Festival
— Deadline Hollywood Studio at Sundance Presented by Applegate, Day 4
— The Vulture Spot Presented By Tidal – 2017 Park City
— Acura Studio At Sundance Film Festival 2017 – Day 4 – 2017 Park City
Elle Fanning attends AT&T At The Lift during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2017 in Park City, Utah. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos.
Elle Fanning attends the 2017 Annual Artios Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 19, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. I have added some photos to the gallery. Please, credit ellefanningfan.net if you take the pics.
— 2017 Annual Artios Awards