LD Entertainment and Bleecker Street have released the full trailer for Teen Spirit, a music-driven drama starring Elle Fanning (I Think We’re Alone Now, How to Talk to Girls at Parties). Actor Max Minghella (The Handmaid’s Tale, The Mindy Project) makes his feature film directorial debut with the film. Minghella also wrote the screenplay.
The trailer features Fanning singing “Dancing On My Own” by Robyn. Fanning also performs songs by Ellie Goulding, Tegan & Sara, Annie Lennox, Orbital, Sigrid, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Jack Antonoff during the film. Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Grimes, The Undertones, Aqua, Alice Deejay, Whitfield, Major Lazer and No Doubt’s songs are also included in the drama.
In addition to Fanning, Rebecca Hall (Professor Marston and the Wonder Women), Zlatko Buric (All For Three), Agnieszka Grochowska (Child 44), Elizabeth Berrington (Little Boy Blue), and Millie Brady (The Last Kingdom) are featured in Teen Spirit. The behind the scenes team includes director of photography Autumn Durald, editor Cam McLauchlin, production designer Kave Quinn, set decorator Kate Guyan, and costume designer Mirren Gordon-Crozier.
Minghella’s directorial debut premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival where it was met with mixed reviews. The Hollywood Reporter calls it old-fashioned and corny, but indieWire says it’s “a sweet pop spectacle at once both proudly generic and unafraid to be itself.”
Teen Spirit is set to open in theaters on April 5, 2019.
“Violet (Elle Fanning) is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition that will test her integrity, talent and ambition. Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story.”