All Upcoming Elle Fanning Movies We Are Excited About

February 15, 2019
6 min read

When asked about the reason behind casting Elle Fanning in his movie ‘The Neon Demon’, Nicholas Winding Refn gave a weirdly genuine answer, “to live out my perverse dream of being a 16-year-old-girl, which I think every man has inside of him.” Even though sounded like a little unseemly, his words mark the soul essence of Elle Fanning’s 18-year-old career, which kicked off when she was just 2!

It’s not a cakewalk to maintain the vitality and excitement for such a long period in a rocky industry. Be it the 11-year-old daughter of a Hollywood actor in Sofia Coppola’s ‘Somewhere’, the scared teen girl among a group of 6 kids who shoot with a Super 8 camera and unleashed an alien monster into the city in J. J. Abrams’ sci-fi drama, ‘Super 8’, the charming ghost “Vampira” who haunts a writer in a small town to find the mystery behind a murder, or the sleeping Princess Aurora who bore the curse of a vengeful fairy in Robert Stromberg’s ‘Maleficent’, Elle’s career trajectory is not just unique but diverse and astounding.

Elle’s choice of roles makes her stand out and help to transgress particular genres and types of characters. Blossomed into a child star through movies like ‘The Door in the Floor’, ‘Babel’ and ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’, Elle came into age with movies like 3 Generations, ‘The Neon Demon’, ’20th Century Women’, and ‘The Beguiled’. Along with her big sister and actor Dakota Fanning, Elle is one of the wealthiest female actors in the town. At 20, she is an amazing blend of goofiness and professionalism, and showers enough reasons on her fans to cross their fingers until she popped up with another surprising character.

At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Elle Fanning movie ? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Elle Fanning films scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Elle Fanning movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.

1. Teen Spirit (2019)

Elle Fanning returns to her home turf, the free-spirited feminine soul rebelling to shake of her mundane anonymity in a godforsaken farm on the Isle of Wight. Marking the directorial debut of actor Max Minghella, Teen Spirit follows the journey of Violet, played by Elle, to the ecstatic tunes of pop to win a British TV talent show. Reports revealed that Elle had done her own singing live for the scenes. Even though the movie received mixed reviews when it was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, ‘Teen Spirit’ has everything an Elle feature can offer her fans, and most important among them is her character’s iconic urge to fly above the bars, chasing pervasive dreams.

2. All the Bright Places (2019)

Elle Fanning in All the Bright Places

When Hearts Beat Loud director Brett Haley roped in Elle Fanning to star in the movie adaptation of Jennifer Niven’s Young Adult fiction of the same name, her young fans were all the more excited for a number of reasons. Elle plays the protagonist, who is reeling after the recent death of her sister.  She meets a boy called Finch and a love story unfolds in which a girl learns to live the life in its fullness from a boy who intends to end his own life. Again, the two teenagers share that unique trait of Elle characters, “to flee their present and escape their pasts to a fairy tale future.” In the course, they find the dark spots of their souls and an underlying love for each other, quite an “Elle thing”, isn’t it? The movie will hit screens by April 2019.

3. Maleficent II (2020)

Elle Fanning, in Magnificent 2

The sequel to the 2014 box office hit ‘Maleficent’, ‘Maleficent II’ created quite a buzz when it was officially announced last year. Expectations are high surrounding the sequel because of the exceptional star cast with Elle Fanning once again steps into the boots of Princess Aurora and Angelina Jolie will have her second turn as the revengeful fairy Maleficent. According to reports, the sequel will be centered on an alliance for convenience formed between the sleeping Princess Aurora, who has grown into the soon to be Queen, and the dark fairy, to fight off new villains and protect their heartland of moors. The movie is directed by Joachim Ronning who helmed ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ and ‘Kon-Tiki’. ‘Maleficent II’ is lined up for a May 29, 2020 release.

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4. Molly (2020)

Elle Fanning, in Molly

Acclaimed filmmaker Sally Potter’s upcoming feature, ‘Molly’ has a stellar cast, while Elle Fanning reunites with Potter after 2012 movie ‘Ginger and Rosa’ as the title character Molly. The movie also has Javier Bardem, Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, Laura Linney, and Savion Glover. The narrative of Molly spreads across three continents and documents a wild day in the life of an edgy man, played by Javier Bardem and his unconditional love of his daughter Molly, played by Elle. The movie will have some high moments for the Elle fans to rejoice as she plays the daughter who grapples with dealing with her father’s unstable mental states, which include many parallel lives and hallucinations. All the filmmaker has revealed so far about her protagonists is, “the life of a man and his daughter with some metaphysical moments!”

5. A Rainy Day in New York (2020)

Elle Fanning in A Rainy Day in New York

Elle had her tryst with controversy last year when her collaboration with Woody Allen messed up with #MeToo movement. Even though ‘A Rainy Day in New York’ completed production in October 2017, it wasn’t released in 2018, and hints come out of the production house Amazon Studios imply that the movie has been shelved indefinitely. The movie fell into a qualm when Allen’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, dug out old child molestation allegations against him. Moreover, ‘A Rainy Day In New York’ tells the story of a middle-aged man, played by Jude Law, who is possessed with a burning passion for a young girl, played by Elle. A few stars in the movie including Timothée Chalamet, Selena Gomez, Rebecca Hall, and Jude Law have either donated their salary to charity or expressed regret for working with Allen. But, when asked about the movie, Elle Fanning has claimed that she regrets working with the controversial directors, without naming Allen, and refused to apologize.

6. The Great (Hulu, 2020)

Elle Fanning, the Great

Elle Fanning’s upcoming collaboration with Hulu, ‘The Great’ is a 10-part TV series, written and executive produced by Tony McNamara. The series chronicles the life of Catherine the Great, played by Elle, and her tumultuous marital life with the emperor of Russia, Peter of Holstein-Gottorp, played by Hoult. Elle Fanning is also credited as one of the executive producers of the series. The story is rumored to have several extramarital affairs and palace conspiracies with Catherine overthrow Peter, who was assassinated later, to start her reign which lasted for the next 34 years.

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