Downton Abbey Star Joins Frankenstein

Jason McDonald

From Dracula to Frankenstein, seems like there’s a classic monster revival going on.  Now I just need someone to finally get that Creature from the Black Lagoon remake off the ground.

20th Century Fox has announced today that “Downton Abbey” star Jessica Brown Findlay has landed the lead female role in their upcoming film “Frankenstein.”  The feature already stars such notable talents as Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy.

What makes this retelling of the classic Mary Shelley novel unique is that it’s told from the perspective of Igor, Victor Frankenstein’s hunchbacked assistant.  Igor, of course, was not in the original Frankenstein novels, but he has become integrally tied into the mythos of the novel thanks to his pop culture presence.  In a interview with THR, Radcliffe briefly touched on what the film will be like:

It’s about two young, brilliant guys pushing each other. Eventually one loses his morality and the other has to bring him back.

The film will be directed by Paul McGuigan (“Sherlock”) while Radcliffe will play Igor and McAvoy will take on the role of Victor Frankenstein. The film is being written by Max Landis who previously wrote “Chronicle.” There’s definitely a talented mix of people involved in this film.  Here’s hoping that they all blend well together to produce a quality product.

Jessica Brown Findlay

Source: THR


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