Elle Fanning is just eighteen years old, but she’s already had the honor of working with some of the best actors and directors in the biz. HollywoodLife.com caught up with Elle at ‘Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood event at NeueHouse Hollywood on Aug. 16, and she told us all about what it was like to be directed by — and act alongside — Ben Affleck in their upcoming film ‘Live by Night’. Watch our EXCLUSIVE interview here!
Elle Fanning, 18, can’t wait for everyone to see one of her next movies, Live by Night (a crime film due in January 2017), and she told HollywoodLife.com in an EXCLUSIVE interview that being a part of a Ben Affleck project was a dream come true. “That was a very challenging role [but] Ben helped me,” Elle gushed. “He wrote the film, he directed it and he’s also in it, so it’s intimating, because in the scene, you’re working with the director right in front of you, as the actor,” she added. “It was intense, but it was really exciting to watch him and to portray such an intense character as well.” Sounds epic!
Live by Night is set in the 1920s, and follows Joe Coughlin (Ben), the prodigal son of a Boston police captain. He moves to Tampa, FL, where he becomes a bootlegger and a notorious gangster — intense is right! It’s based on the book by Dennis Lehane, and apart from Ben and Elle, it also stars The Mindy Project‘s Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Brendan Gleeson, and Zoe Saldana. Sign us up!
Next, Elle is set to film Sofia Coppola‘s new movie, The Beguiled. With a cast that includes Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst, this is one remake you won’t want to miss. “It’s going to be great girls,” Elle told us about her amazing co-stars. Agreed!
HollywoodLifers, are you excited for Live by Night?