The roles Oscar Isaac, Andrew Garfield, and Mia Goth will be playing in Guillermo del Toro’s version of Frankenstein have been revealed
Earlier this year, it was revealed that Oscar Isaac (Moon Knight), Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick… Boom!), and Mia Goth (Pearl) would be starring in the adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein that director Guillermo del Toro has set up at the Netflix streaming service. Del Toro recently confirmed that casting news – and added that Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) will be in the film as well. Now it appears that Whats on Netflix has revealed which roles Isaac, Garfield, and Goth will be playing!
According to the site, Garfield will be playing Dr. Frankenstein himself, while Isaac takes on the role of the Monster and Goth plays the Bride. They’ve also heard that the project is going by the working title Prodigal Father, and that it has the following logline: Set in Eastern Europe in the 19th Century, the story of Dr. Pretorius, who needs to track down Frankenstein’s monster- who is believed to have died in a fire forty years before–in order to continue the experiments of Dr. Frankenstein.
In that case, it would be easy to assume that Waltz will be playing Dr. Pretorius.
Del Toro has been talking about making a new version of Frankenstein for more than a decade. At one point, he did have the project set up at Universal, with Doug Jones (The Shape of Water) on board to play Frankenstein’s Monster. The movie got far enough into pre-production that Jones even saw a bust of the Monster that was inspired by Bernie Wrightson’s artwork in an illustrated adaptation of Shelley’s novel that Wrightson spent seven years working on. But then the project fell apart. Now it’s finally happening at the Netflix streaming service, which previously teamed with del Toro on Pinocchio and the anthology series Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities.
Guillermo del Toro’s Frankenstein, or Prodigal Father, is expected to begin filming on February 12th, 2024. The production will last nearly five months, wrapping up on July 5th. Filming will take place in Ontario, Canada, and possibly in London, England as well.
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Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/del-toro-frankenstein-roles/