The First Trailer for ‘Mary Shelley’ Explores the Many Inspirations for ‘Frankenstein’

The First Trailer for ‘Mary Shelley’ Explores the Many Inspirations for ‘Frankenstein’

“I have a fire in my soul, and I will no longer allow you or anyone else to contain it,” a teenaged Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin declares in the first trailer for Mary Shelley, a new biopic about the famous author coming out in May. The movie follows the young writer in the years leading up to her creating her most-famous novel, Frankenstein. In that time, she met and had an affair with the older Percy Bysshe Shelley, bore and lost her first child, and witnessed some early electrical experiments. All this tumultuous experience contributed to the themes of the book, which was published 200 years ago.

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