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Watch: Elle Fanning is a Struggling Transgender Teen in ‘About Ray’ Trailer

Watch: Elle Fanning is a Struggling Transgender Teen in 'About Ray' Trailer

READ MORE: Sundance Darling Elle Fanning on How She Stays Grounded and Working With Angelina Jolie on ‘Maleficent’

In her first role since starring alongside Angelina Jolie in “Maleficent,” Elle Fanning is taking a stab at a much more dramatic role as a trans teen in “About Ray.” 

In the film, Ramona, played by Fanning, begins transitioning into Ray. As Ray’s identity begins to take shape, his mother, father and grandmother are all deeply affected by his transition. While he begins to come to terms with who he is, Ray realizes that he might find a greater challenge in understanding within his own family.

Naomi Watts, Tate Donovan and Susan Sarandon also star. “About Ray” will hit theaters on September 18. Check out the trailer above, courtesy of Vanity Fair

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