Elle Fanning to Play a Trans Youth in “3 Generations”



The Weinstein Company will release their new LGBT film 3 Generations in New York and L.A. on May 5, 2017. Written by Nikole Beckwith and Gaby Dellal, and directed by Gaby Dellal, the film stars Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts (who is also an executive producer on the project), Susan Sarandon, Dorothy Berwin, Marc Turtletab, and Peter Safari.

Synopsis from their recent press release to AfterEllen:

3 GENERATIONS follows Ray (Elle Fanning), a teenager who has struggled with the body assigned to him at birth and is determined to start transitioning. His single mother Maggie (Naomi Watts) must track down Ray’s biological father (Tate Donovan) to get his legal consent to allow Ray’s transition. Dolly (Susan Sarandon), Ray’s lesbian grandmother, is having a hard time accepting that she now has a grandson.  The film follows their journey as each confronts their own identity and learns to embrace change while ultimately finding acceptance and understanding.

It isn’t often we get a film with a lesbian character AND a trans man, so this should be interesting.

Executive Producer Naomi Watts said of the project, “This story loudly and bravely advocates for acceptance, both of others and of oneself. It’s a message we all believe in and are all incredibly proud to share this story with audiences, now more than ever.”

From the film’s Writer/Director Gaby Dellal:  “I am thrilled to release our film 3 Generations, with the original title, into the world. Harvey’s enthusiasm and support has allowed us to release this poignant film at a time when we all need to believe in our collective strength. Throughout making this film I have met loving families, fearless transgender youth and women who have fought for gender equality for decades. This film, both heart-warming and heart wrenching, is for them.”

Following premiers in New York and Los Angeles, the film will release nationwide, with dates to be announced.