In the movie Please Stand By, a young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, Wendy, played with exquisite delicacy by Dakota Fanning, follows the guiding spirit of Mr. Spock on her journey into the unknown. “It is there for us to conquer, not to fear.”
Directed by Ben Lewin (The Sessions) and also starring Academy Award Nominee Toni Collette, with a special guest-appearance by Patton Oswalt.
Dakota Fanning is the older sister of actress Elle Fanning. Dakota Fanning was a child actress, best known for her roles opposite Sean Penn in I Am Sam, Denzel Washington in Man On Fire, as Charlotte, in the live action version of Charlotte’s Web and as Tom Cruise’s daughter in Steven Spielberg War of the Worlds.