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Mary Shelley Trailer: Elle Fanning Is the Creator of Frankenstein

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The first trailer for Mary Shelley has arrived. Frankenstein is one of the most important books ever written, especially for those who are fans of anything monster related. While the mad scientist and his horrific creation have been brought to the screen many times before, this new movie tells the tale of the author and how she became inspired to write Frankenstein.

Appropriately, this trailer for Mary Shelley has arrived on Friday the 13th, a day generally associated with creepy things. The movie takes a look at the torrid real tale of how a passionate and risque love affair fueled the creation of the trailblazing writers’ gothic masterwork. The trailer itself has a very gothic look to it. Sort of like a toned-down Tim Burton movie, which seems fitting, given that this takes place in the 1800s and leads us to the creation of Frankenstein. Elle Fanning (20th Century Women) stars as the titular author. Fanning has definitely proven herself as one of the finest young actresses working in Hollywood today, so that’s a good place to start when telling a story like this.

Mary Shelley tells the story of the iconic writer. Raised by a renowned philosopher father (Stephen Dillane) in 18th-century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth). So begins a steamy, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy that will transform Mary and fuel the writing of Frankenstein. Imbued with the imaginative spirit of its heroine, Mary Shelley brings to life the world of a trailblazing woman who defied convention and channeled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages.

The movie comes from director Haifaa Al-Mansour, who also co-write the script with Emma Jensen. While Al-Mansour doesn’t have a ton of experience with narrative features, having a female director’s perspective on a movie like this seems absolutely necessary. As we see in the trailer, the early 1800s was not a period of time that was kind to ambitious women, but Mary Shelley pressed on anyway and published Frankenstein, initially anonymously in 1818, which is one of the most iconic works of literature ever. She’s an icon of female empowerment and it seems fitting that a woman gets to tell her story.

IFC Films will release Mary Shelley in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on May 25, with the movie hitting VOD and digital platforms on June 1. So, if you want to see this in a theater, you may have to hope that it gets some sort of expanded, limited run if you don’t live in LA or New York City. Bel Powley, Joanne Froggatt, Tom Sturridge and Game of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams also star in the movie, which is produced by Amy Baer, Alan Moloney and Ruth Coady. Be sure to check out the first trailer for Mary Shelley, courtesy of the IFC Films YouTube channel, for yourself below.

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Who Won Season 14 of the Voice?

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 Who Won Season 14 of the Voice?

Who won last nights, Season 14, of the Voice? In a rather shocking finale, BRYNN CARTELLI won season 14 of the Voice, making her the youngest contestant to win the competition.

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Trump: ‘Criminal deep state’ caught up in ‘major spy scandal’

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Trump: ‘Criminal deep state’ caught up in ‘major spy scandal’

President Trump on Wednesday lashed out at the “criminal deep state” and continued to press his claim that a spy was embedded within his campaign, dubbing it “spygate.”

“Look how things have turned around on the Criminal Deep State. They go after Phony Collusion with Russia, a made up Scam, and end up getting caught in a major SPY scandal the likes of which this country may never have seen before!” Trump tweeted.

“What goes around comes around!” he added.

The president went on to declare that “spygate” could be one of the biggest political scandals in history.

The president has spent the last several days pushing a claim that an FBI informant was embedded within his campaign for political purposes. He has, without evidence, suggestedthe Obama administration planted the individual in his campaign in an effort to help Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton win the 2016 presidential election.

Trump on Wednesday morning also quoted Judge Andrew Napolitano, a Fox News contributor, as saying “it’s clear they had eyes and earls all over the Trump Campaign.”

Trump’s allies, including Fox News personalities and conservative lawmakers, often reference the “deep state” as a group of government staffers working to undermine the president.

The president’s tweet follows a meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray after the president had called for an investigation into the surveillance of his campaign.

Trump agreed with the Justice Department’s decision to expand its inspector general probe to include “any irregularities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s or the Department of Justice’s tactics concerning the Trump campaign.”

The White House also brokered a meeting between top intelligence officials and conservative lawmakers who have sought information on the informant’s identity. That meeting will take place Thursday.

No Democrats were invited, and no members of the White House are slated to attend.

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Are John Cena and Nikki Bella Back Together?

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Are John Cena and Nikki Bella Back Together?

Just over a month ago we revealed that WWE Superstars John Cena and Nikki Bella broke up ( you can click here to find out why Nikki Bella broke up with John Cena.)

Since their break-up both John Cena and Nikki Bella have been on a media frenzy, one for her reality TV show, and the other for his blockbuster movies.

John Cena has made it clear in these interviews, that he will stop at nothing to win Nikki Bella back, and it looks like it actually worked.

John Cena and Nikki Bella are finally back on the road to reconciliation!

A source told us that “they’re basically back together.”

“They both got a wake-up call once they canceled the wedding, and they both realized they could fix what was broken,” the source revealed.

“They never stopped talking,” a source told People Magazine. “Other than the actual wedding weekend, when they took some space, they have been talking.”

John had made it clear on NBC’s “Today” show that he wanted to have a family with Nikki and still wanted to marry her. If you watch Total Divas or Total Bella’s than you already know that this is exactly what Nikki wanted to hear.

“He has poured his heart out to her, and she was more than ready to take him back once she heard what she needed to hear,” the source from People Magazine added. “He’s been saying and doing all the right things.”

As seen below, TMZ spotted the couple in San Diego over the weekend, and it looks like we may see the power couple together again real soon for good!

 

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