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Elle Fanning To Star as Writer Mary Shelley in 'A Storm In The Stars'

Elle Fanning heads back to her ride after a dance class in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon (July 30).

It was just announced that the 16-year-old actress will be portraying “Frankenstein” writer Mary Shelley in A Storm In The Stars.

According to THR, the period drama directed by Haifaa al-Mansour and produced by Amy Baer, tells the story of the passionate love affair between dangerously charismatic poet Percy Shelley and 17-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft, who would a year later write Frankenstein as Mary Shelley, a young woman out of step with her time who wrote one of the first pieces of literary genre fiction in modern times.

Elle is amazingly smart and talented and very much relates to Mary as a young woman,” Ms. Baer shared. “She is going to do something extraordinary in this role that will transition her from a compelling young adult to a formidable leading lady.”

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Elle Fanning Goes From Comfortable to Cute Flawlessly

Elle Fanning stays pretty casual as she stops by The Dance Store to pick up a few items on Monday afternoon (July 28) in Culver City, Calif.

Later that day, the 16-year-old actress switched into a super cute, printed dress to get her nails painted at an organic salon on Studio City.

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The weekend before, Elle stepped out on to the press line for her movie The Boxtrolls during 2014 San Diego Comic-Con.

FYI: Elle is carrying a Rebecca Minkoff bag.

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Elle & Dakota Fanning Have Their Own Career Paths

Elle Fanning is fab in floral while posing on the press line for her film The Boxtrolls during 2014 Comic-Con on Saturday afternoon (July 26) in San Diego, Calif.

The 16-year-old actress was joined by her co-stars Ben Kingsley and Isaac Hempstead-Wright at the event.

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Recently, her older sister Dakota opened up about how Elle has a completely separate career.

“[Elle's] never asked me whether she should do a movie or not,” Dakota told Teen Vogue. “I always know what she’s filming and where she is and who she’s working with, but I don’t give her advice on it.”

She continued to say, “We both have our own paths that we’re confident in, so she’s never asked me. Of course I’d tell her if she wanted me to, but I also think that choosing the films that you want to do is a really personal thing—it’s kind of just a feeling that you get and you’re the only person who understands it.”

FYI: Elle is wearing a Christopher Kane dress and Rupert Sanderson shoes.

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Dakota Fanning on 'Very Good Girl' Sex Scenes: 'I Wasn’t Very Uncomfortable With It'

Dakota Fanning and her boyfriend Jamie Strachan take a stroll around town on Wednesday afternoon (July 23) in New York City.

The 20-year-old actress recently opened up about her sex scenes with Peter Sarsgaard in Very Good Girls, which hits limited theaters this Friday, July 25.

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“I wasn’t very uncomfortable with it,” Dakota told HuffPo. “It’s just something you kind of have to do. It’s really not that big of a deal, it’s just a technical thing. Everybody is really respectful and I wasn’t uncomfortable. You just kind of have to just go for that and get it done, like anything else.”

Also pictured below: Dakota‘s younger sister Elle, 16, heading to a studio in Beverly Hills that same day, and going to a dance class the following day in Studio City.

FYI: Elle is wearing a d.RA dress.

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Elle Fanning Starts Her Week Off Right - With a Dance Class!

Elle Fanning says hi to photographers while making her way inside the LIV’art dance studio for a morning workout on Monday (July 21) in North Hollywood, Calif.

The 16-year-old actress held hands with a gal pal as she later left.

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The week before, Elle was spotted stopping to get a mani-pedi with her mom Heather at Pure Nails in Studio City.

In case you missed it, Elle‘s older sister Dakota recently opened up about their relationship in a new interview!

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Elle Fanning Indulges in Mani-Pedi After Private Ballet Lesson

Elle Fanning is all smiles while leaving Pure Nails after a little pampering on Tuesday afternoon (July 15) in Studio City, Calif.

The 16-year-old actress was joined for the outing by her mom Heather.

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Earlier that morning, Elle carried her gym bag while emerging from a private ballet class.

In case you missed the exciting news, Elle is reportedly in talks to star in the film adaptation of “How to Talk to Girls at Parties.”

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Elle Fanning Attached to Star in 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties'

Elle Fanning flashes a smile while walking to do some retail therapy and grab a bite to eat on Wednesday afternoon (July 9) in Studio City, Calif.

The 16-year-old actress was joined for the outing by her mom.

According to THR, Elle is attached to star in How to Talk to Girls at Parties, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s short story.

Published in 2006, it follows two teen boys who go to a party in 1970s London. While one has no trouble scoring a girl right off the bat, the shy one is left to fend for himself and has to find a way to make conversation.

He soon finds out that the girls at the party are more than they seem.

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