EXCLUSIVE: Elle Fanning Turns Paris Bar Into a Spontaneous Dance Party in 'Leap!' Clip
By John Boone
Leap!, the upcoming animated film in which Elle Fanning voices an orphan named Félicie who dreams of becoming a prima ballerina, was originally titled simply Ballerina. The new name makes a lot more sense after viewing this clip from the movie, exclusively debuting on ET.
In addition to all of the pliés and pirouettes, Félicie can do quite a jig -- which she reveals during an impromptu dance party at a Parisian bar alongside her best friend, an inventor named Victor (Paper Towns' Nat Wolff). Unfortunately, the fun is cut short when Félicie's overbearing dance instructor arrives...
Leap! co-stars Dance Moms favorite and Sia muse Maddie Ziegler as Camille, a rival dancer at France's Opera Ballet School, and Kate McKinnon voices Camille's ruthless stage mom, Régine Le Haut. Meanwhile, Carly Rae Jepsen plays Félicie's mysterious mentor, Odette, a janitor who moonlights as a ballet teacher.
ET's Sophie Schillaci was recently on the set of Jepsen's "Cut to the Feeling" music video -- a now-bona fide hit that hails from the Leap! soundtrack -- where the pop star said of voicing Odette, "It was really fun...It was very much like a video game, because all of the characters' lips were already flapping in motion. It took me probably about an hour or two to get the flow of it."