Sure, Elle Fanning's acting skills can move one to tears, as we saw in her audition scene in "Super 8." But can she croon?
The "Somewhere" star will soon be showing off her singing skills as she's signed on to appear in the Glasgow-set musical, "God Help the Girl," according to Variety.
"God Help the Girl" was written by Stuart Murdoch, the lead singer of Belle and Sebastian, who will also be making his directorial debut. The project began in late 2003 when Murdoch started writing a few songs that had a "girl group" sound, which led to the 2009 concept album (and precursor to the film), "God Help the Girl." On the album, Catherine Ireton sang the "part" of Eve, the main character who has yet to be cast.
Olly Alexander ("Enter the Void," "Bright Star") has been cast as James, a cynical guitarist who accompanies Eve's singing and becomes a mentor to Cass (Fanning), an American teen who tags along with the duo as she learns to play the guitar herself.
Elle Fanning in a musical by the guy from Belle and Sebastian? Dear Catastrophe Waitress! We're already this movie's biggest fan(s).
Fanning was recently seen in Cameron Crowe's "We Bought a Zoo" and will hopefully soon be seen in Francis Ford Coppola's dreamy horror film, "Twixt," which has yet to score a U.S. release date. She also recently wrapped Sally Potter's '60s-set drama, "Bomb," co-starring Alice Englert and Christina Hendricks.
Production on "God Help the Girl" will commence in June, just weeks before Elle Fanning is off to film her (rumored) role as Princess Aurora in Disney's "Maleficent."