Playing a singer in Teen Spirit has opened doors in music for actress Elle Fanning

Actress Elle Fanning arrives for the 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on May 6, 2019, in New York.
Actress Elle Fanning arrives for the 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on May 6, 2019, in New York.PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES - A strangely melancholic dance hit was the inspiration behind Teen Spirit, a pop-fuelled movie featuring music by singers Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and Robyn.

Opening in Singapore on May 9, it stars Elle Fanning as a shy teenager who enters a singing competition with dreams of escaping her life in a tiny English village.

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