Elle Fanning

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Tom Cruise

Rex Features

Last night saw the premiere of new sci-fi thriller Super 8 written and directed by JJ Abrams and produced by none other than Steven Spielberg. Held in Los Angeles, the event drew a crowd of American A-listers, including Tom Cruise.

Super 8 stars Elle Fanning (younger sister of Dakota), who is fast making her mark on Hollywood at just 13 years old. Elle looked every inch the red-carpet pro, with tumbling blonde locks and a beautifully embroidered, ethereal cream dress. She looked so at ease and grown-up in front of the cameras, it’s hard to believe she’s still so young – we definitely think she’s one to watch.


Tom Cruise, though not in the film himself, was apparently a presence on the set throughout filming. Tom starred with Elle's older sister Dakota Fanning in War of the Worlds in 2005. In jeans and an open-necked black shirt, he looked cool and casual last night as he supported Elle and others in the movie.


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By Coralie Anderson