Elle Fanning in "Teen Spirit." Photo courtesy of LD Entertainment & Bleecker Street.

Elle Fanning Takes On Ellie Goulding’s “Lights’ In Latest ‘Teen Spirit’ Trailer

As witnessed in The Neon Demon and a slew of other films, Elle Fanning is always up for an artistic challenge. Can she convince us that she’s a budding pop star in Teen Spirit? Check out the trailer and judge for yourself!


Teen Spirit centers on Violet (Elle Fanning), a reserved teenager who leaves her small town to pursue her singing passions. With an unpredictable manager (Zlatko Burić) in tow, Violet enters a local singing competition with hopes for the big time. Rebecca Hall, a criminally underrated actress who should have received an Oscar nod for 2016’s Christine, co-stars in the feature as the music power player who, as the trailer suggests, may drive a wedge between Violet and her manager. Directed and penned by actor Max Minghella (The Handmaid’s Tale), the feature contains music from Tegan & Sara, Annie Lennox, Orbital, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Sigrid. The movie’s locale, the Isle of Wight, was the hometown of Minghella’s later father Anthony Minghella (director of The English Patient and The Talented Mr. Ripley).

The new trailer has Fanning taking on Ellie Goulding’s smash pop song “Lights,” and though she may not have soaring, knock down the roof vocals, she knows how to carry a tune (and a British accent to boot!). Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

Teen Spirit hits theaters April 5.



Greg Srisavasdi

I've been a movie reviewer/interview since 1991 (as a UCLA Daily Bruin scribe), worked at Westwood One, Deepest Dream owner, co-editor of Hollywood Outbreak, podcast co-host of "CinemAddicts" and "Matt and Greg Used To Interview Movie Stars." I can be reached at editor@deepestdream.com for inquiries or whatever the case may be!

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