“Shameless” star James McAvoy – who blew my mind with his show-stealing portrayal of Professor X in X-Men: First Class – has been tapped by Twentieth Century Fox to play Victor Von Frankenstein in their latest adaptation of the Marry Shelley novella, Deadline reports.
Fox’s search for the right actor to play Victor Von Frankenstein alongside Daniel Radliffe’s Igor in the Paul McGuigan-directed Frankenstein has ended. The studio has chosen McAvoy and the dealmaking is underway. This was a coveted role, says the site, and the studio recently tested actors that included “Boardwalk Empire‘s” Jack Huston, and Toby Kebbell, whose breakout was the Guy Ritchie-directed RocknRolla.
The film is scheduled for release on October 17, 2014.