We all know the name Mary Shelley, the woman who created a literary classic in Frankenstein but how much do we know about the woman herself? Thanks to the IFC, who has released a new trailer, we are about to find.

Mary Shelley is directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, the film stars Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Joanne Froggatt, Maisie Williams, Tom Sturridge, Stephen Dillane, and Ben Hardy.

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The film is released May 25th.

Mary Shelley Official Synopsis

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 torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy that will transform Mary and fuel the writing of her Gothic masterwork. Imbued with the imaginative spirit of its heroine, Mary Shelley brings to life the world of a trailblazing woman who defied convention and channelled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages.

Mary Shelley Poster