Prepare to satisfy a brand new type of Frankenstein — and Frankenstein’s monster.
Zelda Williams, the actress, filmmaker, and daughter of the late comedy legend Robin Williams, is ready to make her characteristic directorial debut with Lisa Frankenstein, a zombie rom-com set in 1989.
Focus Options introduced the information Wednesday, and likewise revealed that Kathryn Newton (Freaky) and Cole Sprouse (Riverdale) will star within the movie. Diablo Cody (Juno, Jennifer’s Physique) wrote the script, which follows an unpopular excessive schooler who by chance reanimates a good-looking Victorian corpse throughout a lightning storm. She then begins to rebuild him into the person of her goals utilizing the damaged tanning mattress in her storage.
Filming is slated to start this summer season.
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Williams, 32, tweeted Wednesday, “I do know Hollywood will get a nasty rep for regurgitating sequels and remakes and reboots again and again and over… and yeah, it completely does that! However it’s additionally lastly letting me take advantage of bonkers, fantastic zombie script I’ve ever learn, and for that, I will probably be without end grateful!”
She additionally famous that she did not intend for Lisa Frankenstein to be her first movie within the director’s chair. “I had three movies collapse earlier than this as a result of films usually do,” she wrote. “It was discouraging, to say the least. However the reality this one survived and THRIVED to be my first? A f—ing present.”
As for Williams’ leads, Newton is thought for her work on TV collection together with Supernatural, Large Little Lies, and Halt and Catch Fireplace, and movies together with Blockers and Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. She’s additionally poised to make her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Sprouse was most just lately seen on the massive display screen in Moonshot and has the ultimate season of Riverdale arising later this yr on the CW.
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