Bleecker Street dropped the first official trailer for Elle Fanning’s “Teen Spirit” project. The movie is set to release in theaters this April, but fans of the actor can get a quick preview of the film thanks to the video below. The new video features Elle Fanning singing “Dancing On My Own” by Robyn, and fans will want to check local listings at the end of March to see if the film is playing in their area.
Elle Fanning plays Violet in the story, a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion for singing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent, and ambition. The studio teases the film adding, “Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.”
Max Minghella wrote and directed “Teen Spirit,” the film also stars Rebecca Hall, Zlatko Buric, and Agnieszka Grochowska. The film was produced by Fred Berger (La La Land) and executive produced by Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot). It was also announced that Interscope Records, which handled the chart-topping soundtrack on La La Land, co-produced with Automatik and Blank Tape, and will release the official soundtrack featuring contemporary pop anthems.
The studio will officially release “Teen Spirit” in theaters on April 5, 2019, putting it up against some heavy hitters. Starting the month is the Robin Bissell film “Best of Enemies” with Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell, and Anne Heche. “Teen Spirit” will also open against the “Pet Sematary” reboot and the big DC Universe release “Shazam!”. The following week will also be difficult, with “Hellboy” releasing in theaters nationwide.
Fans of Fanning will also get to see her in the upcoming Disney live-adaptation “Maleficant 2,” which was directed by Joachim Rønning. The highly anticipated sequel will also star Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein, Juno Temple, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Imelda Staunton, Lesley Manville, Sam Riley, and Angelina Jolie. Fanning also starred in the first film as Aurora, a role she will be reprising in the sequel, and the original was an instant hit for Disney. The film made over $69M domestically on opening weekend and went on to make $758M worldwide.